26 celebrities who are calling for the USWNT to earn equal pay

The call for equal pay has reached a high after the United States Women’s National Team defeated the Netherlands in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final 2-0. Fans shouted for equal pay after the victory, and celebrities are, too.

The team receives only a fraction of the amount that men do by winning the World Cup and a fraction of the salary.

Read more: Here is the giant pay disparity between the U.S. Women’s National Team winning the World Cup vs. the men

They filed a lawsuit in March 2018, in which they stated, “WNT players would earn a maximum of $99,000 or $4,950 per game, while similarly situated male MNT players would earn an average of $263,320 or $13,166 per game against the various levels of competition they would face. A 20-game winning top tier WNT player would earn only 38% of the compensation of a similarly situated MNT player. ”

Throughout the tournament, these celebrities and politicians have joined the team in their fight for equal pay.


Former tennis star Billie Jean King


US gymnast Aly Raisman


Television producer Shonda Rhimes


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


Senator Elizabeth Warren


Actress Kerry Washington


Actress Natalie Portman


Singer Chase Rice


Saturday Night Live comedian Leslie Jones


Rapper Snoop Dogg


Actress Regina King


Tennis star Serena Williams


Actress, Jamie Lee Curtis


Singer Lindsay Ell


Filmmaker Ava DuVernay


Actress Elizabeth Banks


Senator Chuck Schumer


Actress Eva Longoria Baston


South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg


Former professional wrestler John Layfield


Actress and producer Jessica Chastain


Singer-songwriter/actress Mandy Moore


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand


Rep. Ayanna Pressley


Now check out one potential solution.

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There is an easy path to equal pay for women’s soccer players, and tennis has already shown it can work at the highest levels