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April 12th Equal Pay Day Rally To Draw Hundreds

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon and other equal pay advocates to speak in Daley Plaza

Contact: Wendy Pollack
For Immediate Release
April 11, 2011

WHAT: Equal Pay Day Rally. April 12, 2011 symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010. Though equal pay has been the law since 1963, today in 20ll, women are still paid less than men, even when  education, skills and experience are similar. Sponsored by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and fourteen other organizations, the rally is an effort to draw attention to the disparity and inspire change.

WHO: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, Evelyn Murphy of The WAGE Project, Doris Moy of the Illinois Department of Labor and other equal pay advocates.

WHEN:  April 12, 2011, Noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602

Rally Sponsors

The Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women; Women Employed; Mujeres Latinas en Accion; AAUW Chicago Illinois; Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Women; Chicago NOW; Chicago Women in Trades; Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues; EEOC; Illinois Department of Human Rights; NELA-IL; Northwestern University School of Law, Women’s Leadership Coalition; Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor; YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

The Shriver Center provides national leadership in efforts identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to social and economic justice for low-income people. The Shriver Center fulfills its legal advocacy and policy development through a comprehensive set of initiatives, including representing low-income people on a variety of issues that affect their social and economic well-being and managing communications and access to poverty law strategies and policy-related information.

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. We specialize in practical solutions. We advocate for and serve clients directly, while also building the capacity of the nation’s legal aid providers to advance justice and opportunity for their clients.

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