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EMILYs List Recognizes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay Day

April 3, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in recognition:
“On Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day, we are reminded of the persistent wage gap that impacts AANHPI women across the United States. Astonishingly, AANHPI women make, on average, only 80 cents for every dollar, while all NHPI women earn a mere 61 cents compared to every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. At EMILYs List, our commitment to advance justice and equality for AANHPI women is unwavering. Through our efforts to elect AANHPI women into office, we aim to amplify the voices of those directly impacted by wage inequality, and ensure their perspectives shape the policies that will define our nation’s path toward a more equitable future.”
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.