Equal Pay Day 2015

AAUW-SM & Honolulu Branch Hosted an EQUAL PAY DAY EVENT at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus on: APRIL 14, 2015!

EPD2015-1Nationally, Equal Pay Day takes place on Tuesday in April and symbolizes the point in the next year to which a woman must work to match men’s earnings from the previous year. In 2015, Equal Pay Day will be observed on Tuesday, April 14. This year the event was commemorated at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus with a Equal Pay Day event organized and coordinated by AAUW’s student organization (AAUW-SM) in partnership with AAUW Honolulu Branch.

The event was a huge success! 42 students signed up to be AAUW E-affiliates and two-minute activists and 56 students filled out equal pay postcards (provided by AAUW national) urging congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84/H.R.377) that will be mailed directly to the US Senate!

AAUW-SM also displayed two proclamations obtained from both the mayor’s and governor’s office that declared: April 14, 2015 Equal Pay Day in the State of Hawaii.

Students also handed out more than 100 Equal Pay stickers and pay equity “Quick facts” sheets and an estimated 200 students participated in the event in some capacity!

It was a very well attended event, full of high energy and AAUW sure made their presence known at the University!