National Equal Pay Day is Tomorrow, April 4th
Equal Pay Day is chosen each year based on the day into the year women must work to catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year. To help “celebrate,” participating businesses and restaurants in Arkansas are charging women 80% of the cost of items and services (20% off) to reflect the fact that women earn 80% compared to men in our state.
We hope you will join us for Equal Pay Day by patronizing these businesses to (1) thank them for being advocates for equal pay, (2) help us bring about awareness to the gender pay gap, and (3) get the discount you deserve!
Participating businesses are listed below. To see details of the various discounts, business hours, and locations, please visit our website at https://arequalpay.org/equal-pay-day-2017/ or our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/268558853570486/.
Bloom & Thistle (online)
Café @ Heifer in Little Rock
ESSE Purse Museum & Store in Little Rock
Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock
The Fold: Botanas and Bar in Little Rock
Laura Stanley Personal Jeweler in Little Rock
Loblolly Creamery in Little Rock
Nightbird Books in Fayetteville
North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
Penned & Polished (online)
Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
River City Coffee in Little Rock
Scripted Joy Handlettering and Design (online)
Sweets Candy & Gifts in Little Rock
Follow us on social media! Snap photos at the participating businesses and share with us! Use the hashtag #EqualPayArkansas and #EqualPayDay!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ARequalpay @ARequalpay
Thank you for your support of HB1021.
Arkansas’s first equal pay bill in years received a good hearing with a full House Public Health committee Tuesday morning. We cannot thank Representative Fred Love enough for his leadership on the bill. Thanks also to Dr. Sarah Beth Estes, Sociology professor at UALR who served as Rep. Love’s expert and who was absolutely phenomenal. Nell Matthews and Caroline Morgan testified, and we thank them immensely.
Sadly, HB1021 lost on a voice vote. We are talking with Rep. Love and other leaders about next steps.
We need your presence and voice this Tuesday at the Arkansas State Capitol!
Please join us in supporting Representative Fred Love’s Equal Pay Bill (HB1021) this Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00AM at the Arkansas State Capitol room 130.
HB 1021 is scheduled to come up as special order
of business in the House Committee for Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Tuesday, March 14th at the 10:00AM
meeting. We will have Arkansas Equal Pay Coalition buttons to hand out, and we have a couple individuals on hand ready to testify. Please arrive around 9:30AM
We are still looking for women who are willing to testify on first hand experience with pay discrimination in their careers. If you are interested and willing to give your voice, please contact Maria Jones firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please spread the word about HB1021
coming up in committee this Tuesday. Let’s pack the room! Remember, show up early–around 9:30AM
! Please join and share our Facebook event.
If you cannot attend please contact your lawmaker showing your support of HB1021 and equal pay!
What: Equal Pay Bill (Arkansas HB1021) hearing in House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor
Where: Arkansas State Capitol room 130
When: Tuesday, March 14th at 9:30AM
Who: Anyone who supports equal pay for equal work
Be a part of history and show your support of women by joining us Saturday, January 21st at the Women’s March on Arkansas. It is hosted by the ‘Be the Change Alliance.’ You can find more here: http://www.bethechangealliance.org/.
Arkansas Equal Pay Coalition and many more organizations will be represented!
…and please bear with us while we work on constructing our website and social media accounts.