FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay Day 2023, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“For women across the U.S., Equal Pay Days serve as a reminder that there is still much work to be done before pay equity can be achieved. For those who identify as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI), that means earning on average 80 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. By supporting AANHPI women candidates, we can help ensure that conversations about pay inequality include those who are most affected. EMILYs List is proud to recruit, train, and endorse these Democratic pro-choice women whose work is imperative to bridging that gap, and look forward to a future where Equal Pay Days no longer exist.”
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.