1. SOUNDBITE (English) Patricia Arquette, Actress - on what has changed since her Oscar's speech calling for pay equity:
"Well it's pretty rad. When I came here today, this lady said, 'I have to talk to you. I saw you were going to be here today. Because of your speech and the California Fair Pay act that Hannah-Beth Jackson helped pass, I went to my employer and I got a raise. And I'm being paid the same as my brothers at work and it's so great. It really changed my life.' I was happy to hear that. But there was a lot of things that happened recently, there was a lot of momentum and then Trump came in and one of the first things that he did was roll back this Obama, thing that Obama had put into place that all government contractors we're going to have to show how they were paying their employees. So if we're going to subcontract to you, you have to show how you pay your employees and their age and their race and their sex. So Trump took that away. So now we don't know if people are being discriminated against because of their race or their age or their sex."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Bloom, Actress/Co-creator - on pay equity:
"You have a big pay gap in professions that have historically been female. So the pay for, I want to say, hairdressers is a lot more pay than costume designers because hairdressers were historically male, costume designers historically female. And so you're not just addressing current pay gaps, you're addressing trends that have been industry standards for 100 years."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Patricia Arquette, Actress - on what has changed since her Oscar's speech calling for pay equity:
"We do have to make some radical changes to get some balance. And we're not in the 50s anymore. We have millions of single households with women. Black women take the longest to pay back their college loans and they're getting paid very poorly because of their race and their sex. Many, many women across America are single moms. One and five kids in America are in hunger and many of them have single moms, full-time working single moms, and they are in poverty. So it's critical we really start addressing it."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rachel Bloom, Actress/Co-creator - on what's next in the fight for pay equity:
"I would like to see things get put into place, you know, standards of pay. And then I think, like going to #MeToo, like increasingly keeping a check and making sure that HR is dealing with these things appropriately to make sure that this awareness is not just a passing trend, that we put stuff into practice, into company policy, into law, that cannot be undone."