Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Stop workplace discrimination against women and demand equal pay nationally.
April 12th is a day that is abhorred by women across the country. Equal Pay Day is the day when women’s earnings have finally caught up to men’s salaries from the previous year. Put an end to this discrimination and demand equal pay for all.
Women earn approximately 79 percent of what men earn in a given year. As women age, that gap widens. Once a woman turns 55, she earns only 76 percent of what a man would earn. The same discrimination goes for race. Hispanic women make only 54 percent of what the average white man makes. Education does not help, either. The gap widens to 74 percent with advanced degrees.
If current trends continue, then women will not earn equal pay until 2059. This is unacceptable. Abolish the gender pay gap and end workplace discrimination.
Dear President Obama,
Women across the country earn significantly less than their male counterparts. Currently, women earn only 79 percent of what men earn in a given year. Take a stand for women’s rights this Equal Pay Day and end the gender pay gap.
The more educated a woman, the less likely she is to earn equal pay. New studies show that women with advanced degrees earn only 74 percent of what men make in their field of study. Those with less than a high school diploma make about 80 percent. These statistics devalue educated women and discourage career advancement.
While the gap continues to close, something must be done to close it completely. Equality in the workplace, both in salary and opportunity, must be made a priority in 2016. We demand that you take steps to close this gap permanently.
[Your Name Here]
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