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April 4th, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Councilmember Angelique Ashby will present an Equal Pay Day Resolution at City Council on April 4th, 2017 to recognize a need for gender parity.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, year-round, full-time working women earned only 80% of the earnings of year-round, full-time working men. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how many additional days a woman would have to work to make the same amount a man would have made in the previous calendar year.
The resolution will proclaim Tuesday, April 4th Equal Pay Day in Sacramento and urge citizens and business owners in Sacramento to recognize the full value of women’s skills and significant contributions to the labor force. While Sacramento and California performs better than elsewhere in the nation, this resolution reaffirms our commitment to enact policies and procedures that support families and eliminate the wage parity gap.
In addition to the resolution, Councilmember Ashby will provide an update on recommendations from the City of Sacramento Gender Equity Report Card, receive findings from the Boards and Commissions Audit and propose additional recommendations to further promote gender parity in the City of Sacramento, including the creation of the Sacramento Commission on Gender Equity.
Angelique Ashby is a mother, business owner, neighborhood leader and the senior member of the Sacramento City Council – currently serving in her second term.