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

May 3, 2022

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  May 3, 2022

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement recognizing equal pay day for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women: 

“On average,  Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) women are paid 75 cents  for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Expanding economic opportunities for AANHPI women and compensating them fairly for their work is a critical step toward building a fairer society and closing the pay gap for everyone. EMILYs List is proud to be part of this fight, by working to elect women who will fight for economic equity and helping recruit and elect AANHPI women who can bring their own communities into office with them.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.