September 23, 2019 is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day in the United States, which marks how far into 2019 the average Native woman must work to earn what a white male did in 2018.
On average, Native women earn only 58 cents on the dollar, and this year Native women had to work nearly 22 months to earn what an average white man earned in 12 months. Lower wages impact women’s ability to lead independent lives, their ability to save for retirement, and reduce Social Security income in later years. The gender pay gap continues to threaten the economic security of all women, and women of color are disproportionately impacted.
Join CWLC in recognizing #NativeWomensEqualPay Day by participating in a social media storm today at 11:00am PST to #DemandMore #Equity for Native women.