Capitol Hill Equal Pay Day Rally
US Capitol Building West Lawn (front lawn)
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
April 24, 2007
Equal Pay Day is observed in April to indicate how far into each year a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned in the previous year. In 2007, April 24th symbolizes the day when women’s wages catch up to men’s wages from the previous year. Because women on average earn less, they must work longer for the same pay. For women of color, the wage gap is greater.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) brought the rally to a triumphant conclusion with the words. Equal pay is fair for women, good for families and right for America!
Legislators leading the fight for wage equity in the House and the Senate were featured speakers at the rally. (l. to r.) Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) joined Women Work! President and CEO Jill Miller at the podium.
Women Work! organized an Equal Pay Day Rally to demand Congressional support for women’s wage equity in 2007.
The rally was motivating for all who attended.
Evelyn Murphy, founder of the WAGE project also spoke at the rally.