National Women's Law Center

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Equal Pay & The Wage Gap

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Women in the U.S. who work full time, year round are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men — and for women of color, the wage gap is even larger. It’s long past time to close the gap.

About the Organization

National Women's Law Center

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

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Our Goal

Close the gender and race wage gap

Today, the minimum wage in 21 states is still at just $7.25 per hour—the minimum required by federal law. It’s past time for one fair minimum wage nationwide. We can shrink the wage gap by lifting up the salaries of women in low-wage jobs, making it easier for women to enter high-paying careers, and ensuring women don't take a financial hit for being parents. Join us to learn about and advoacte for specific policy changes to help achieve equal pay.

Taking Action

Fight for $15

Learn about why the fight for a nationwaide $15 minimum wage will not only give economic security to working mothers on the edge of poverty but also benefit communities and the broader economy as workers spend their higher earnings at local businesses. 

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Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

Women across the country — especially women of color and LGBTQ women — are still typically paid less than men. Pay discrimination is one reason why. Tell your senators to vote YES and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Empower Yourself With Negotiation Skills

You deserve a raise! Get the tools you need to successfully negotiate and close your personal pay gap

Start your free, online salary negotiation workshop with AAUW

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Host Your Own Gathering

Whether it's two friends or hundreds of people, you have the power to convene and spread awareness about our campaign. Bring together people to learn about what we're fighting for.

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Create your own event and join Equal Pay & The Wage Gap

Create your own event and make a difference just by bringing people together and doing the things you love. Whether it's happy hour at a dive bar, a yoga class, or backyard concert, Sameside helps your guestlist find their representatives and take action.

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