The Michigan Equal Pay Day Coalition, of which the League of Women Voters is a member, invites the public to recognize Equal Pay Day on April 12, 2016. Though the federal law banning sex-based wage discrimination was enacted 52 years ago, there is still a significant pay gap between women's and men's wages. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2016 women must work to earn what men earned in 2015. Red is work on the day to symbolize that women's wages are "in the red." The public is invited to participate in Michigan's Equal Pay Day events in Lansing. An Issues Briefing will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church beginning a 9:00, and an Equal Pay Day Rally on the capitol steps will begin at 12:30pm. Please click here for more details and to register for the Issues Briefing.
LEAGUE EVENTS AROUND MICHIGAN
Visit the website of the local League of Women Voters in your area to learn about issue forums, candidate forums and other meetings: