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Don’t let Congress defund the equal pay data collection. Call your Representative at 1-855-973-0824 now!

The latest numbers are out and they confirm what we already know – the gender pay gap is persistent and it’s pernicious. According to new data released today, U.S. women make on average only 80 cents for every dollar men are paid.

To add insult to injury, Congress is now moving to defund a crucial data collection tool that helps employers and enforcers identify pay discrimination.

Let’s be clear: voting to defund the equal pay data collection is a vote against equal pay.

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill, which includes language that would defund theEqual Employment Opportunity Commission’s collection of summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity through the Employer Information Report, known as the EEO-1. This information is invaluable to the fight for fair pay. That’s why Representatives DeLauro, Frankel, and Scott have offered an amendment that would restore funding for the EEO-1 pay data collection.

Call 1-855-973-0824 now to urge your representative to vote YES on the DeLauro/Frankel/Scott amendment to the FY18 Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill to restore funding for the equal pay data collection. When you use our phone line, you’ll hear a brief script before being connected to the appropriate office. The vote could happen as soon as tonight, so don’t wait to make your voice heard.

At our current rate of progress, the gender pay gap won’t close for more than a century, but there are actions our lawmakers can take to make pay equity a reality.

Call 1-855-973-0824 now or send an email to your member of Congress and let them know you won’t keep waiting.