Equal Pay Day 2017

National Equal Pay Day is April 4, 2017. According the American Association of University Women, Equal Pay Day is chosen each year based on the day in which women’s earning “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. (Below you can view the breakdown of equal pay days, provided by the American Associated of University Women):

Asian American and Pacific Islander women: March 7

All women: April 4

White women: May 1

Mothers: May 23

Black women: July 31

American Indian and Alaska Native women: September 25

Latinas and Hispanic women: November 2

For National Equal Pay Day April 4th we are looking for Arkansas business owners who are interested in participating in our advocacy day by charging women 80% of the cost of items since women earn 80% compared to men in our state. If you are a business or restaurant owner or know someone who may be interested in participating, email Abby at Abby.Olivier@gmail.com.  Last year we received much PR and we hope to again this year so we may spread the word about the need for equal pay for equal work in our state.

2017 Participating Businesses

(The list is growing! Let us know if you’d like to participate!)

Bloom & Thistle (Online) 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloomandthistle/

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bloomandthistle

Discount for Women: 20% purchase with code WOMEN2017

Cafe @ Heifer International in Little Rock

Address: 1 World Ave., LR

Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CafeatHeifer/

Discount for Women: 20% off lunch order

ESSE Purse Museum & Store in Little Rock

Address: 1510 S. Main Street, LR

Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EssePurseMuseum/

Discount for Women: 20% off entire purchase in the museum store

Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock

Address: 314 Maple Street, NLR

Hours of Operation: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/flywaybrewingcompany/

Discount for Women: 20% off beer & food

The Fold: Botanas & Bar in Little Rock

Address: 3501 Old Cantrell Road, LR

Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheFoldBar/

Discount for Women: 20% off cheese dip

Laura Stanley Personal Jeweler in Little Rock

Address: 8201 Cantrell Road, Suite 320, LR

*By Appointment; Call or Text (501) 951-0578

Website: www.laura.diamonds

Discount for Women: 20% off all day

Loblolly Creamery in Little Rock

Address: 1423 Main Street, LR

Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LoblollyCreamery/

Discount for Women: BOGO ice cream scoops or 20% off entire purchase

Nightbird Books in Fayetteville

Address: 205 W. Dickson Street, Fayetteville

Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Discount for Women: 20% off Purchase

Website: https://www.nightbirdbooks.com/

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 

Discount for Women: 20% off ticket to “The Fashion Event” April 27th

Facebook Page for Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/752423028240773/

Call (501-372-5959) the Chamber during business hours or e-mail (nlrchamber@nlrchamber.org) them to purchase your discounted ticket! This discount is available only on April 4th.

Penned & Polished (Online)

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pennedpolished

Discount for Women: 20% off scholarly writing coaching and/or copy editing. Email your job(s) to pennedpolished@gmail.com any time on April 4th, and Gwendolyn will respond with a quote the following day.

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom in Little Rock

Address: 1318 S. Main, LR

Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Website: http://radunolr.com/

Discount for Women: 20% all pizzas

River City Coffee in Little Rock

Address: 2913 Kavanaugh Blvd., LR

Hours of Operation: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Facebook page: : www.facebook.com/rivercitycoffeelr

Discount for Women: 20% off everything

Scripted Joy Handlettering & Design (Online)

In solidarity will all women earning $.80 to a man’s $1, Scripted Joy will be offering 20% off prints and custom orders for women today.

Place and order through Scripted Joy’s Etsy shop and use code EQUAL2017 to receive 20% off: https://www.etsy.com/shop/scriptedjoy1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScriptedJoy

Instagram: www.instagram.com/scripted_joy

*Deal valid on any purchase made from 12 AM- 12 PM April 4

Sweets Candy & Gifts in Little Rock

Address: 5711 Kavanaugh Blvd., LR

Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SweetCandyGiftsAR/

Discount for Women: 20% off purchase

Equal Pay Day 2016 Media Summary

Television Media:

http://katv.com/news/local/local-businesses-offer-women-25-discount-to-raise-awareness-of-gender-wage-gap

http://www.thv11.com/news/local/ark-businesses-show-gender-pay-gap-through-action/129995307

National Public Radio:

http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/equal-pay-day-means-discounts-women-arkansas#stream/0

Local Blogs:

Arkansas Times

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2016/04/11/celebrate-equal-pay-day-with-reduced-prices-for-women-only

Soiree Magazine

http://www.littlerocksoiree.com/post/110547/businesses-offer-discounts-for-women-on-equal-pay-day?utm_source=enews_041216&utm_medium=email&utm_content=robinson-center-lineup-taste-of-tuesday-cocktails&utm_campaign=newsletter&enews_zone=185925