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Celebrities Bring Awareness to Equal Pay Day — See Their Social Media Posts!

Celebrities Bring Awareness to Equal Pay Day — See Their Social Media Posts!
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Today, many of Hollywood’s elite took to social media to show their support for Equal Pay Day.

One of the campaigns focusing on the gender pay gap is LeanIn.org’s #20PercentCounts campaign, which is championed by Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington and Amy Schumer. The campaign was launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who said, "Equal pay is essential to the goal of gender equality. This issue speaks to how we value women's labor, knowledge, time, training and so much more. In short, it's about women's worth. There's nothing more fundamental than that."

On Facebook, JLaw shared, "Happy equal pay day. Where hopefully soon we will be celebrating women being paid the same as men for the same work. Women deserve better, families deserve better. Don't stop talking about this until people of any sex or any race are treated with fairness and equality.”

“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez also participated in a campaign with Luna Bar to bring awareness to the issue. In a video, she said, “I will raise my voice for equal pay.” Watch!

See more celebrity reactions to Equal Pay Day below!

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