Kay Smith, Director for Public Policy, and Pat DeWitt have put together some materials for branches to use in raising awareness of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, August 13. As Mary Gatta’s research has shown, Black women in Florida are concentrated in occupations where they are on the front lines of the pandemic, and yet they are economically insecure. These circumstances present us with the opportunity to raise awareness of the need for a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave for all workers.
These materials include suggested letters to newspapers and other outlets, as well as infographics for use in social media. In addition, you may wish to forward Mary Gatta’s report or its executive summary to your local decision-makers with a note about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
This would also be a great time to forward a link to Mary Gatta’s video presentation on her research to other organizations in your community.
Create your own messaging using the examples below, and get the word out! (Note: clicking on these links will download the documents)
Noteworthy Findings from Gatta Research–create your own letter!
Letter example: 268 words.
Brief (241 words) fact-intensive letter.
Longer (337 words) fact-intensive letter.
Infographics (ZIP file)
Proclamation for Mayor/City Manager/County Commission etc.