EMILYs List Recognizes Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

July 9, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List recognizes Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a day that recognizes the wage inequality experienced by Black women, and signifies the approximate days in a year a Black woman must work to earn the same wage as a non-Hispanic white man. In observance of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Black Women’s Equal Pay Day seeks to raise awareness of the wage disparity Black women face. It is an injustice that in 2024, it will take Black women 191 extra days to earn the same amount as their white male counterparts. At EMILYs List, we are proud to endorse Democratic pro-choice women who are dedicated to fighting for equal pay, including Black women who are ready to shatter ceilings and increase representation at all levels of government.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.