FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
EMILY’S LIST RECOGNIZES BLACK WOMEN’S EQUAL PAY DAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement marking the stark reminder::
“While Black women have historically been essential in shaping this country, it is shameful that to this day, they only earn on average 58 cents to every dollar white men take home. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is a harsh reminder that the fight for true equity is not over. EMILYs List is devoted to continuing to champion diverse Democratic pro-choice women committed to that fight. By making sure our elected leaders reflect the communities they serve at every level of government, we can change the world and ensure Black women are paid what they deserve.”
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.