We’re so happy you’ve joined SameSide and #MillionforaMillion! Make sure to hang onto your bingo card. It’s the key to taking as many actions as possible for equal pay and remember, we’re trying to hit one million! Here’s how to get the most out of your bingo card and #MillionforaMillion.
Call your reps: The most important action you can take for equal pay is let your elected officials know how much you care. Tell them your story and ask them to make equal pay legislation a priority, or vote yes or co-sponsor existing legislation.
Donate to an equal pay non-profit: There are many organizations out there doing hard work day-in and day-out to advance equal pay policies. Here are some of our favorites
Email your reps: Step 1) Send an email to your Senators, your Congressperson, your Governor, and your State officials right here! That’s 6 actions right off the bat. Go you!
Host a happy hour for equal pay: We are all craving more opportunities to talk about these issues with our friends, colleagues, family. SameSide provides a SUUUUUPER simple toolkit to hosting a powerful gathering with your girl gang. Find out how you can be the reigning empowerment queen of your crew by hosting a happy hour with SameSide here.
Post about equal pay on Instagram: Whether you repost SameSide or another account or take pictures at the happy hour with your girls, let your followers know what you care about. And make sure to tag @onsameside so we can repost!
Read an equal pay article on SameSide’s website: Want easy and accessible information on equal pay? We’ve got you covered. Check out all of SameSide’s equal pay blog posts here.
Read the response from your reps: After you email your elected officials, they should send you back an email response talking about their stance on the issue and their voting history. Make sure to read their response to know what they think. It often has interesting information about what they are actually doing about achieving equal pay. Read this response from CO Congresswoman Angela Williams:
Dear Shaye Moessner,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding your opinions on SB 19-1085: Equal Pay For Equal Work Act. I appreciate hearing from you.
I am proud to be a sponsor on this piece of legislation. I have always been an active voice in the fight to prevent pay disparities. Because of SB 19-085, we can take steps towards ensuring all members of our community have the ability to experience financial security. I pledge to do my best to improve a community I am proud to represent. This means doing everything within my power to pursue the satisfaction of you and all my other constituents.
I appreciate your comments and thoughts very much. Please be assured that I will keep them in mind as we move forward on this issue. Your voice is important to the political process. In our nation, it’s crucial that we all stay engaged and involved on issues that matter to us. Please do not hesitate to contact me again on this or any other issues of importance to you.
Read salary negotiation tactics: One of the best things women can do for themselves to fight for equal pay is to learn salary negotiation tactics. According to a Harvard study, women are much less likely than men to negotiate a stated salary. No more! Read this article for tips and tricks to ace your next negotiation.
Send to a friend in a different state: Copy and send this link (http://bit.ly/million4million) to a friend RIGHT NOW! Text - DM - FB Message - Email - Whatever. Just. Do. It. SameSide is based mainly in California and Colorado, but to win on equal pay, we need to reach elected officials in every state. If you have friends in other states, make sure to send them the link so they can easily take action.
Shop at a woman-owned business: This is a really tangible way to support women. Here are some of our favorite women-owned businesses. To find more local stores, you can search women-owned businesses in your area online!
Tweet at your reps: Hey @Congressperson - why don’t you pass the Paycheck Fairness Act already???