Group gathers on ‘Equal Pay Day’ to urge equality for women

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    Felicia Cowden uses a cell phone to live stream the Equal Pay Day proclamation being issued by Kauai County Council members Mason Chock, Mel Rapozo, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Derek Kawakami, and Kaulana Finn, representing Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Accepting the honor are members of the Zonta Club and the Committee on the Status of Women, including Edie Ignacio-Neumiller, Jaime Bucao, Lisa Ellen Smith, Sharon Lasker, Kathy Crowell, and Patsy Rapozo.

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    The Zonta Clubs of Kauai and Hanalei and the Committee on the Status of Women observe Equal Pay Day being presented by Kauai County Council members Mason Chock, Mel Rapozo, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s representative Kaulana Finn, Edie Ignacio Neumiller, Derek Kawakami, Jamie Bucao, Sharon Lasker, Lisa Ellen Smith, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Kathy Crowell, and Patsy Rapozo, Monday at the Moikeha Building.

LIHUE — In Hawaii, women earn about 80 cents to every dollar a man earns. For indigenous Hawaiian and immigrant women, that percentage drops even more.

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