Capitol Hill Businesses Offering ‘Equal Pay Day’ Discounts

by April 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm 2 Comments

DCanter customer donating clothing for Dress for Success (Photo via Facebook/DCanter)

The Capitol Hill wine shop DCanter, the Hill location of Hank’s Oyster Bar and the restaurant Molly Malone’s are offering special discounts today to call attention to the gender pay gap.

The Capitol Hill businesses are giving 22 percent discounts to recognize that women earn an estimated 78 cents for every dollar men make. The promotions are organized by Lean in DC, which is encouraging D.C. businesses to pay men and women equally.

At Hank’s on the Hill (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), women, and their advocates, will receive a 22 percent discount during the restaurant’s 5 to 7 p.m. happy hour. All people deserve equal pay, Hank’s spokesman Shane Mayson said.

“At this stage in the game, it’s a little silly that this is even an issue,” he said. “It’s like being a 40-year-old smoker — at this stage, we should know better.”

A few blocks away, the bar Molly Malone’s (713 8th St. SE) also is promoting a 22-percent-off happy hour, from 6:22 p.m. to 8:22 p.m. Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida are slated to visit Molly Malone’s to show their support for equal pay.

DCanter (545 8th St. SE) is giving all women 22 percent off their purchases. The wine shop also is accepting donations for the D.C. chapter of Dress for Success, giving ladies’ business attire to help women in need.

“As a woman business owner and a woman who is employed in the workforce, it’s important for me to help raise awareness about the gender gap in pay between women and men,” said DCanter co-owner Michelle Lim Warner. “We can all benefit from helping each other out.”

Photo via Facebook/DCanter


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