Dear Woman's Advocate,
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, is Equal Pay Day or Pay Equity Day. This date symbolizes how far into 2018 women must work to earn what men did in 2017.
Nationally, year-round, full-time working women earn women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn. In Kentucky, women earn, on average the same as the national average, 77 cents. However, African Americans in Kentucky are paid just 72 cents for every dollar paid to all men, and Latinas fare worse, earning just 58 cents for every dollar men earn.
More attention must be called to this issue and we want to help you raise awareness. The Kentucky Commission on Women is providing a Pay Equity Day Toolkit (please see the toolkit on the right-hand side of this page) for your organization to use while planning your Pay Equity Day activities.
The Commission on Women is encouraging every woman’s organization, club, group, etc. to engage in at least one activity this year to help bring awareness to this issue, and we encourage you to use our toolkit to get started.
Remember to wear something red on Tuesday, April 10th to symbolize that Kentucky women are STILL in the RED! Good luck on your activity or event, and please do not forget to send us your activity report form by April 5.