For Immediate Release
November 1, 2018
EMILYs List Recognizes Latina Equal Pay Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List released the following statement on Latina Equal Pay Day. This date marks 10 months and one day — the amount of time into 2018 that a Latina must work to earn what her white male counterparts earned in 2017 alone. Latinas only earn $0.53 for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man makes. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Latinas have the widest gender pay gap of all American women, and it’s unacceptable that they must work nearly two years to reach parity with white men. Latinas, and all women, deserve to earn equal pay for equal work. With the midterm elections just days away, we must continue to elect women who will work to uphold one of this nation’s first principles: that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue happiness. EMILY's List is proud to stand with Latinas as they fight this inequity, including candidates like Michelle Lujan Grisham, Veronica Escobar, and Sylvia Garcia. Their representation is needed to further advance the kind of change that is needed.”
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