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1 Ways to Move Pay Equity in Your State State Pay Equity

2 Wage Gap by State

3 Equal Pay at the State Level 8 states have no specific pay equity law:  Alabama  Iowa  Mississippi  North Carolina  South Carolina  Texas  Utah  Wisconsin

4 Equal Pay at the State Level California Delaware Florida Georgia Indiana Kansas Minnesota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Virginia Wyoming 17 states have “equal work” statutes:

5 Equal Pay at the State Level Arkansas Idaho Kentucky Maine Maryland Massachusetts North Dakota Oklahoma Oregon South Dakota Tennessee West Virginia 12 states have “comparable work” statutes:

6 Equal Pay at the State Level 3 states require male and female work must be the “same”: Arizona Missouri Montana

7 Equal Pay at the State Level 3 states require male and female work must be “similar”: Illinois Michigan Washington

8 3 states classify violations as a criminal misdemeanor: Michigan Montana Washington

9 Moving Equal Pay in Your State  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Delaware  Florida  Georgia  Illinois  Kentucky Louisiana  Michigan  Mississippi  Missouri  New Jersey New Mexico  New York  North Carolina  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island  Virginia Vermont  West Virginia 24 states introduced legislation this year:

10 Moving Equal Pay in Your State Build relationships – Hold candidate forums – Work with winners of those forums – Keep elected officials posted – Invite elected officials to events Know your options – City council resolutions – Fair pay pledges – Executive order from governor – State legislation Be a resource – Establish AAUW as the go-to – Share AAWU research – Use the media

11 Moving Equal Pay in Your State Connect with other states – Learn what other states are doing – AAUW National can help Research your state – What’s been done so far – What are the wage gap specifics Work in coalition – Join with other organizations – Think outside the box – AAUW National can help

12 Moving Equal Pay in Your State Hold actions –S–State lobby day and in-district meetings –R–Rallies, tabling, and deliveries –H–House meetings –L–LTEs, op-eds, and blogs –T–Tele-town halls and tweet chats –L–Local Action Network alerts Be persistent

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