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11:03 AM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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The study says the average american woman would have to work from the first of the year until April 17 to match the earning of the average american man.

"We know that 75 cents is an average number, but for women of color, that number is even worse. For African-American women, it's 61 cents and for Latina women, it's 53 cents. When you look at other factors like education, whether a woman is a mother, those numbers actually get even worse," Colorado Director of 9 to 5, Erin Bennet said.

Tuesday, the nonprofit organization 9 to 5 will hold a rally in support of Equal Pay between men and women from noon to 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli on the University of Colorado at Denver campus in Denver.

Bennett says there are several stems that can be taken to turn the staggering numbers around.

"Part of it is actually enforcement of the Equal Pay Laws that we do have and some of it is closing loopholes that still exist today," she said.


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