We all DESERVE equal wages!

by WREN Staff on Mar 14, 2023

WREN is committed to closing gender and race-based pay gaps and advancing economic security for women, girls, and gender-expansive people! This #EqualPayDay, we acknowledge there is still a lot of work to be done to create a South Carolina where everyone is safe and thriving.

What is Equal Pay Day?

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. This Equal Pay Day, we acknowledge women who are still making 0.84 cents for every $1 paid to men. The wage gap means a woman would have to work until she is 68 to be paid what a man has been paid by age 60.

South Carolina ranks 44th in gender equality in the United States and our pay gap is larger than the national
average. On average, Black women in South Carolina earn 57 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.

Overall, the pay gap for women in South Carolina is 19.9%.

How can you take action?

We’re advocating for The Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) This act will help better combat pay discrimination that continues to harm the economic security of women, particularly women of color, and their families. It would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 to ensure that it provides robust protection against sex-based pay discrimination.

Let’s tell Congress to strengthen the law and provide new tools to ensure women—especially women of color—are paid what they’re owed. Take Action Here: https://actnow.io/1T9tIlM


Upcoming Equal Pay Days

LGBTQIA Awareness Raising Day: June 15

Black Women Equal Pay Day: July 27

Mom’s Equal Pay Day: August 15

Latina’s Equal Pay Day: October 5

Native Women Equal Pay Day: November 30

AANHPI women – date TBD

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