Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton took to social media Tuesday to talk about Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day, which was was created in 1996, is celebrated on a selected Tuesday in April every year.
The month of April was chosen to “symbolize how far into the year women need to work to make what men did in the previous year,” and “Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week,” says the National Committee on Pay Equity who originated the day.
Equal Pay Day was celebrated on April 4th this year and Trump and Clinton both had things to say.
“Today, on #EqualPayDay, we are reminded that women deserve equal pay for equal work,” captioned Trump on a graphic from USA Today that she posted to her Instagram account.
Clinton also voiced her opinion in a tweet saying, “3 years ago, Obama introduced more protections for women in the workplace. Last week Trump removed them #EqualPayDay”.
Although Trump and Clinton may have varying views on the subject, they both stand up for #EqualPayDay and want the wage gap to disappear.