Chandler mayor joins AAUW to celebrate Equal Pay Day

Mayor Jay Tibshraeny proclaims Equal Pay for Women Day in Chandler stating, “The City of Chandler appreciates the efforts of both the American Association of University Women and Soroptimist International for helping women in the Chandler area through their many resources and service activities. The City of Chandler joins these groups in their efforts to bring greater equality and independence to the women of this country.”

To focus critical attention on pay inequity, AAUW of Arizona is hosting an Equal Pay Day featuring Lilly Ledbetter with a luncheon on April 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown. Attendance is open to the public. For information on registration and sponsorships, please visit

Women working full time in the United States are still paid only 78 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago. For African American and Hispanic woman, the gap is even wider. Even after controlling for factors known to affect earnings, such as occupation, college major, and hours worked, a 7 percent pay gap persists between male and female college graduates just one year after graduation. It’s clear that this problem is not going to fix itself. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for  women and girls.