Public Policy


Local Engagement Grant Supported “Equal Pay Day”  

POAB was awarded a 2017 Local Engagement Grant. The check for $500 issued was applied to the April 4th Equal Pay Day Chicago. Each year, Equal Pay Day is recognized world-wide to bring greater awareness to the wage gap experienced by minorities and women.  In the United States, this early-April date symbolically marks how far into a new year the average woman must work to earn as much as the average man did in the previous year.  Last year’s event was a few days later.  Even though some progress has been made we have a way to go to reach equality.  This year the branch hopes to do a local event to bring awareness to the pay gap.