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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Patricia Arquette

Nominated in Activism

About Patricia Arquette

When actress Patricia Arquette skipped the usual agent and Academy thank-yous in her Oscar speech in favor of a heartfelt call for wage equality for the sexes, she stirred the waters and spawned numerous discussions on social media. In 2015, after the Sony leaks showed women were getting paid far less than their male counterparts, Patricia’s words became a rallying cry for others like Jennifer Lawrence to discuss their pay publicly. Patricia campaigned and threw her weight behind the California Fair Pay Act, signed into law in November 2015, and she delivered the keynote address at the Texas Conference for Women.

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