Equal Pay Day Santa Fe

When: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00pm

Where: The Santa Fe Plaza bandstand

Women’s March on Washington Santa Fe believes in equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, color, orientation, or beliefs.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.

In 2015 Hispanic women earned 54% of what their white male counter parts earned, African American women earned 63%, white women earned 75% and Asian women earned 85% of what their white male counterparts earned (AAUW).

April 4th represents the approximate day that women must work to in the current year to make the same amount of money men did in the previous year.

WMWSF will be supporting this cause by holding a rally, co-sponsored by WMWSF, Pre-K for Santa Fe and IATSE 480, at the Santa Fe Plaza on Tuesday, April 4th from 12:00 – 1:00pm. Various speakers including Mayor Javier Gonzales, Pre-K for Santa Fe organizer Danila Zidovsky, City Councilwoman Renee Villarreal, Sarah Ghiorse with NewMexicoWomen.org, Jeanne Patrick with American Association of University Women (AAUW) Santa Fe, Lina Germann with STEM Santa Fe, and Anthropologist Elly Power with The Santa Fe Institute will present about pay equality and ways to positively effect the gender pay gap for women in the workforce.

“In person absentee vote” for Pre-K for Santa Fe at City Hall before or after the event and you will be eligible for validated free parking at The Convention Center.

IATSE 480 will provide sack lunches!

Wear RED on Equal Pay Day Santa Fe to symbolize women being “in the red” in regards to pay equality and to emphasize the visual effect of our message.

To support our event, please contribute to our ‘GoFundMe campaign here:

Volunteer to help with the event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScf3edZgC87nyep3AKftb3q7P98tcBuvKpa0nQXNFbhpZPdxA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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