FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks Latina Equal Pay Day 2023, which recognizes one of the largest pay gaps between men and women in the United States. EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement in acknowledgement of the continued pay inequity:
“Today we recognize Latina Equal Pay Day — a reminder that Latinas continue to be one of the most underpaid groups in the United States. In 2023, Latinas, on average, earn only 57 cents to every dollar white, non-Hispanic men earn, an inequity that cannot be ignored. EMILYs List knows that when we work together to elect Democratic pro-choice Latinas, we are electing candidates who will not only fight for pay equity policies while in office, but will stand up to gender inequity wherever they see it.”
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.