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Equal Pay Day 2017

Equal Pay Day - April 4

April 4 symbolizes how longer into 2017 women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. For women of color, Latinas, and women with disabilities, the dates go even farther into 2017.

To point out this economic unjustice and to give women a break, two local coffee shops will be charging women less for coffee on April 4. Men will be charged either the regular price or more for their coffee.

On Equal Pay Day stop by one of these coffee shops:

Coffee Connection, Coffee with a Cause!
681 South Ave.
The Coffee Connection provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction and as a not-for-profit business sells fair trade, organic coffee to retail and wholesale customers.

1872 Cafe
431 W. Main St.
In the heart of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, the 1872 Cafe is located right next to the site where Susan B. and her three sisters voted illegally on November 5, 1872.

While you're drinking your coffee, write/call/email members of Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Tell your friends how important it is to strengthen federal laws. (Search online for more information about the Paycheck Fairness Act.)

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The Greater Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women is an active, entirely volunteer based, non-profit group dedicated to helping women live better lives. Rochester NOW works in support of women's health care issues, equality in the workplace, and fair treatment regardless of race or sexual orientation.

 

 

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