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Wall Street Journal: Cover Equal Pay Day Fairly!

April 12 is Equal Pay Day: it symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men did in 2010 in the US. This year on Equal Pay Day, the Paycheck Fairness Act was also reintroduced in the Senate, and media outlets across the nation were covering the wage gap.

The wage gap was recently recalculated by the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing that women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Then why did the Wall Street Journal choose to run this anti-fair pay Op Ed by Carrie Lukas against fair pay for equal work on their Editorial Page, without at least running a balanced opinion piece along side by anyone on the National Committee on Pay Equity  - ON EQUAL PAY DAY!?

Here’s what you can do to demand balanced coverage:

1. Submit a Letter to the Editor demanding that fair and balanced opinion pieces on equal pay for women to Tim Lemmer  at: wsj.ltrs@wsj.com

2. Sign this petition to Email Editorial Page Editors to demand they run fair and balanced opinion pieces on equal pay for women.

3. Call the Editorial Page Editor demanding fair and balanced opinion pieces on equal pay for women at:  212.416.2255.

Thanks for all you to do ensure media is held accountable to standards of fairness and equity.

Yours in Action,

The Women’s Media Center

This petition was delivered to:
  • Paul Gigot
  • Robert Pollock
  • Mr. Henninger
  • Bret Stephens


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