Ivanka Trump tweets support for Equal Pay Day

Ivanka Trump tweets support for Equal Pay Day
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Ivanka Trump on Tuesday showed her support for Equal Pay Day, calling for the gender pay gap to be closed.

“#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. We must work to close the gender pay gap!” the first daughter and special White House adviser tweeted.

Equal Pay Day was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to raise awareness about the pay gap between men and women's wage differences.

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Despite making up half of the workforce, women across all occupations usually earn 80 cents for every dollar that a man makes, according to 2015 research from the nonprofit Institute for Women's Policy Research. Equal Pay Day marks how long into the next year a woman has to work to earn as much money as a man made in the previous year, based on those averages.

Trump’s tweet linked to a USA Today article headlined “The pay gap could vanish for all women — sometime in the 23rd century.”

Trump talked up her support for equal pay during the Republican National Convention in late July, describing her father as someone who provided opportunities for women in the workplace and hired people with a “color-blind and gender-neutral” approach.

“He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this, too, right alongside of him,” the first daughter promised.

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE also supported equal pay, but he did not address how he would implement the change in policy.

“If they do the same job, they should get the same pay,” Trump said in 2015 on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”. “But it’s very hard to say what’s the same job. It’s very tricky. These are one of those things we have to look at very strongly.”

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) plans to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act for the 11th time on Tuesday, according to USA Today.

The bill, among other workplace changes, aims to end wage discrimination by closing the gap.