Former E! News anchor Catt Sadler joins Women’s City Club of New York, PowHer NY Coalition, Elected Officials, and Community Leaders for Equal Pay Day Rally on April 10 to Call for Pay Equity in New York
On Tuesday, April 10, Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) will join forces with the PowHerNY Network, New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, former E! News anchor Catt Sadler, Public Advocate Letitia James, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, New York City Council Members, and other community leaders, workers and advocates on the steps of City Hall for the 12th Annual NYC Equal Pay Day Rally.
Although New York has the smallest overall wage gap, women still only make an average of 89 cents for every dollar that men earn, and women of color continue to experience even larger pay disparities. Asian women earn an average of 82 cents, African American women earn 66 cents, and Hispanic women earn 56 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Wage inequality affects women across race, at all levels of the financial spectrum, in all fields, at all levels of education.
WCC and the other rally participants recognize that a multi-pronged approach is essential to achieve pay parity. Several goals regarding equal pay in 2018 at the New York State level include passing the Salary History Bill A.2040C/S.6737A and instituting a One Fair Wage campaign for tipped workers. In New York City, goals include increasing data transparency, increasing awareness of the new Salary History law, and raising awareness of wage parity for child care workers.
PowHerNY Partners leading this annual event are: Women’s City Club of New York, A Better Balance, CWA 1180, Women’s March Alliance, Girls for Gender Equity, Winning Beginnings Coalition, League of Professional Theatre Women, ROC NY, Zonta Club of NYC, the NYS Paid Leave Coalition, among others.
About Women’s City Club of New York
Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. WCC shapes public policy through education, issues analysis, advocacy, and civic participation. As WCC enters its second century of activism, it continues to pursue economic, racial, and gender justice with the goal of dismantling the social inequities that deprive citizens of the opportunity to thrive. Through member-led Task Forces, WCC conducts research, publishes reports, fosters dialogue with public officials, and launches public education and multi-year advocacy campaigns in the following focus areas: Criminal Justice, The Environment, Good Government, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Income Inequality, and Public Education. For more information, visit http://www.wccny.org.
About PowHer NY
PowHer New York (PowHerNY) has worked for over a decade to close the wage and opportunity gap through its signature Equal Pay Campaign and the collaborative efforts of its inclusive network of individuals and organizations committed to securing economic equality for all New York women. The PowHerNY Network of 100+ organizations brings together a diverse set of constituents across New York State to advance a multi-issue, intersectional agenda to attain P-O-W-H-E-R: Poverty Solutions, Opportunity and Access, Workplace Fairness, Healthy Lives, Equal Pay and Representation at All Tables. www.PowHerNY.org