ELKHART — You may say more people in Michiana wearing red on Tuesday, April 8, to illustrate how women and minorities are "in the red" for Equal Pay Day 2014.
Equal Pay Day is a different day every year that marks when the wages women and minorities are paid catch up to the wages men were paid in the previous year, the YWCA of North Central Indiana said in a press release.
Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns on average in the U.S., but Indiana women make 73 cents for every dollar an Indiana man earns, Indiana Public Media reported. Black and Hispanic women make less than that.
Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday Equal Pay Day for Elkhart.
People from the YWCA, the Feminist Federation of South Bend, the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area, AAUW-South Bend and the IU South Bend Women and Gender Studies program plan to rally on the steps of the St. Joseph County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Tuesday. After South Bend's proclamation is read, women will have a "Minute at the Mic" to speak about why they believe equal pay is important.
Equal Pay Proclamation