Asian American and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay

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Asian American & Pacific Islander women make 85 cents for every $1 white men make. #AAPIEqualPayDay represents how far into this yr #AAPI women must work to catch up to what white men earned last year. Let’s close this #paygap by ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work! #Trabajadoras

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The average Asian American / Pacific Islander woman is paid $0.85 for every $1.00 paid white, non-Hispanic men, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 40-year career #AAPIEqualPayDay #Trabajadoras

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For every $1 earned by white, non-Hispanic men working full time, year-round, AAPI women earn 85 cents. Some AAPI ethnic subgroups earned as low as 52 cents per dollar. #AAPIEqualPay #Trabajadoras

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Today is #AAPIEqualPayDay which is a reminder, all women deserve equal pay for equal work. #GenderEquity #GenderGap #Trabajadoras

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Join the Tweetstorm

On March 9, 2021 from 2-3pm EST/11-12pm PST, @NAPAWF will lead a Tweetstorm about #AAPIEqualPay. Below are sample posts for you to share or adapt to raise awareness of how AAPI women and girls experience the wage gap.

  • Today is the day in the new year that AAPI women finally catch up to what their white non-Hispanic male counterparts earned last year. #AAPIEqualPay
  • For every $1 earned by white, non-Hispanic men working full time, year-round, AAPI women earn 85 cents. Some AAPI ethnic subgroups earned as low as 52 cents per dollar. #AAPIEqualPay
  • Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander women experience some of the biggest wage gaps. Between 2015-2019, Samoan women earned only 60 cents per $1 their white, non-Hispanic men counterparts made. #NotYourModelMinority #AAPIEqualPay
  • Many AAPI women struggle to afford necessities including health care and housing because of the gender and racial discrimination that leads to the wage gap. #AAPIEqualPay #NotYourModelMinority
  • From health care to restaurant workers, AAPI women are risking their lives for their jobs and being paid less than their male counterparts. #AAPIEqualPay
  • AAPI women are overrepresented in the most poorly paid jobs in the nation and for them, the wage gap is even wider. Raising the minimum wage to $15/hr would make a big difference for them in getting by. #AAPIEqualPay #NotYourModelMinority
  • Raising the minimum wage to $15/hour has never been more urgent than during the pandemic, with underpaid frontline workers literally risking their lives for poverty wages. #AAPIEqualPay #NotYourModelMinority
  • The work of AAPI women and other women of color continues to be undervalued and underpaid at a time when the rest of the country is depending on our essential work #AAPIEqualPay
  • The pay gap can only be addressed if we have full information on how it impacts all AAPI communities. Information about each should be collected and reported so that our experiences aren’t ignored. #AAPIEqualPay
  • 📢Each AAPI race and ethnicity subgroup needs to be represented in data collected by government agencies! #NotYourModelMinority #AAPIEqualPay
  • The wage gap is even wider for AAPI women who are mothers. We shouldn’t have to sacrifice our wages and autonomy to start or grow our families. #AAPIEqualPay #NotYourModelMinority
  • During the pandemic, many mothers are being forced to put their own and their family’s health at risk to earn a living–all for a fraction of what their male counterparts are being paid #AAPIEqualPay
  • We need comprehensive equal pay policies on the state and federal level, including the #PaycheckFairness Act! #AAPIEqualPay 
  • A guide to #AAPIEqualPay:

🗳️ vote for equity-based legislation

💪 support AAPI leadership

🗣️ invite AAPI women to the table when making policy decisions

  • Concerned about how your state measures up when it comes to Equal Pay? Track what’s happening by searching for #equalpay laws through ERA’s Policy Hub and support in the fight for #AAPIEqualPay