FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement recognizing Equal Pay Day:
“March 14 is the first Equal Pay Day of the year, representing all women in the workforce, and a reminder of how far into the year women must work to be paid the same as men in 2022. And this is just the first Equal Pay Day of many – women of color face an even wider wage gap. In order to right this wrong, our activism must include everyone. We must continue to be committed to advancing equity in the workplace. Not only ensuring equal pay, but we must address barriers to entering and remaining in the workforce. The right to autonomy in reproductive health care decisions and access to abortion is crucial. Without it, women will continue to find themselves working more to be paid less. That is why EMILYs List is committed to electing and supporting Democratic pro-choice women who not only are fierce defenders of abortion rights, but also champions of pay equity for all.”
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.