WGF grantee hosts Equal Pay Day Rally & Block Party in Uniontown

On April 19, 2012, a WGF grantee in Fayette County will host an EQUAL PAY DAY RALLY AND BLOCK PARTY in downtown Uniontown. The rally is a part of the My OWN Campaign which received a $10,000 grant from the Women & Girls Foundation through the Pennsylvania BPW (Business & Professional Women) Foundation.
“The goal of this project is to engage youth, young professionals, community members, and legislators in Fayette county in advocacy efforts and Equal Pay Day activities that will bring attention to the wage inequity,” said Ms. Gina Jones, spokesperson for the campaign.
The project will advocate for women and girls regarding equal opportunity for equal pay and for women veterans returning to the workforce. BPW State President Bobbi Dobler has invited the 1600 members of PA BPW to the rally in Uniontown to show support for all working women throughout Pennsylvania.
In addition to the Equal Pay Day activities, the MyOWN Campaign will host a Letter Writing Contest for local high school students, launch an interactive website and a county-wide billboard campaign featuring local women and girls. Members of the committee will travel to Harrisburg in October to meet with legislators for an advocacy luncheon.
Current community partners include BuyLocal and Geneva Marketing, Inc. Representatives from higher education, financial and technology firms, and local government serve as planning committee members. If you would like more information about this initiative or would like to volunteer,  contact committee Co-Chair Denice Ferranti-Robinson.