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According to LeanIn.Org women on average are paid 20% less than men – and Black and Hispanic women are paid even less.  April 4 is Equal Pay Day.  Hundreds of businesses across the nation are participating in the event to highlight the unfairness of the gender pay gap.  Businesses are offering special events, discounts, and highlights with #20percentcounts.

“I support equal pay because I believe that a woman’s work should be valued the same as men,” said Hilary Badger, Lean in DC Chapter Leader.

CHAMPS supports our Capitol Hill businesses participating in Equal Pay Day, many with 20% off discounts today.  Participants include:

View the full list of D.C. area participants here.

Summit to Soul (727 8th Street, SE) will host Congressmember Lois Frankel and other women Members of Congress in the store today at 3:15pm for a press briefing on Equal Pay Day.  Be a part of the event in store or join on Congressmember Frankel’s Facebook Live Stream.

“Women and families deserve their 20% today and every day, and we are proud to take a stand on equal pay.  Summit to Soul carries a collection of predominately women owned brands that support a gamut of women’s issues and give back to the communities from which they came. We are excited to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and hope that by taking small steps we can bring about bigger change,” said Kimberly Wattrick, Summit to Soul Founder.