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WVU Brings Awareness to Equal Pay Day and Gender Wage Gap

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WVU Council for Women's Concerns found a unique way to teach students on campus about Equal Pay Day and the gender wage gap.

The council hosted a bake sale where everything up for grabs was 69 cents for women and $1.00 for men. The council partnered with the American Association of University Women student chapter.

"We're having students fill out postcards to send to DC to their senator to demand equal pay for women," said Leah Cunningham from the WVU Center for Service and Learning. "It's 2015 and with current projections the wage gap isn't supposed to close until 2104. So, we're really trying to raise awareness to the issue and get people involved."

The US Department of Labor says nationally women on average are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. In West Virginia, that average is 69 cents for every dollar.

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