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It's Equal Pay Day!

Today is Equal Pay Day.

The day marks about how long into 2019 American women would have to work to earn what their male counterparts already earned last year.

Read more in Womansplaining the Pay Gap.

But matters are actually worse than any of these numbers would suggest, according to a 2018 report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) ... The report’s authors looked at women’s earnings across a 15-year period, and compared those with men’s. What they found was a pay gap nearly twice as big as what’s traditionally reported: averaged out over 15 years, women made just 49 cents for every dollar men made.

Read more in You've heard that women make 80 cents to men's dollar. It's much worse than that.

But it’s not just the pay gap that should concern women. It is also the wealth gap. On average, women in the United States own a mere 32 cents to every dollar owned by men.

Read more in America doesn't just have a gender pay gap. It has a gender wealth gap.

The gender pay gap is an economic security issue for women and an economic development issue for the state of Wyoming.

Read more in our post on the Gender Wage Gap.

Good and mad? Now call your Senators and tell them to bring H.R. 7 - Paycheck Fairness Act to the floor for a vote.


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