Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Equal pay = "nonsense"?

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Nita Chaudhary of the organization UltraViolet. The U.S. women's soccer team made history Sunday, winning the World Cup for the third time. Their prize? Two million dollars.

That's not bad until you learn that men's teams were awarded $8 million—simply for losing in the first round. Why? Because according to FIFA's leadership, equal pay for women is "nonsense."1 

That's why I started a petition to the FIFA Executive Committee, which says:

Equal pay can't wait another century. Pay women players fairly.

This policy is outrageous, but with media coverage around the game growing, FIFA's gender pay discrimination is finally getting some attention. If enough of us stand up to FIFA while billions of people and international media are watching, we can force FIFA to start respecting women and end its discriminatory pay practice.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Nita Chaudhary


1. "FIFA Has No Plans To Give Women Equal World Cup Pay Any Time Soon," Huffington Post, December 5, 2014

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