I joined HeForShe because gender equality is of the utmost importance to me. Having been raised by women and now having a wife and daughter, it's imperative that I do what I can to help this movement.
Today is National Equal Pay Day. Our nation must close the pay gap. Most of us know that, unfortunately, women make 78 cents for every dollar made by a man. So, let's get active on social media! HeForShe needs us to tweet/post a photo holding 78 Cents (3 quarters and 3 pennies) with the hashtags #78 Cents and #HeForShe. Let's turn our pocket change into meaningful CHANGE.
HeForShe is also inviting men to go with equal pay - just for one day - by donating the difference in support of equal pay programs. It’s a powerful message of solidarity from men with a real and immediate impact for women. You can donate here: http://bit.ly/1DBjTlD
Here are some sample tweets/posts.
- This #78cents represents the wage gap faced by women. Support Equal Pay: snap a pic and donate to #HeForShe.
- For every $1 a man makes, a woman makes #78cents. Men, snap a pic & show your change for CHANGE. #HeForShe
- Time for some change! For every $1 a man makes, a woman makes #78cents. Snap a pic & donate to #HeForShe 4 Equal Pay.
I truly hope some of you will join me and show just how much #TeamBrownGothamite cares about gender equality.