Pictured, l to r, are members of the Coshocton Business and Professional Women's group, Tomma Bordenkircher, Eva June Kiser, Liz Herrell and Doris Parkhill, and Coshocton Mayor Steve Mercer. They are accepting a proclamation for Equal Pay Day from Coshocton Mayor Steve Mercer which was April 17. They are calling attention to the wage gap in which women, on average, are paid 77 cents for every $1 paid to men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. April is symbolic of the point into the next year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. Because women typically earn less, they must work longer for the same pay. Over a working lifetime, this wage disparity costs the average American woman and her family an estimated $434,000 in lost wages.