• Press Release

EMILYs List Recognizes Women’s Equal Pay Day

March 12, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Women’s Equal Pay Day highlights the gender pay gap with the additional time a woman would have to work to make the same as a man. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in recognition:

“Women make 78% of what men do on average, an unfair gender pay gap that ignores the contributions of women across the economy.  And while we take stock of the work we have done to bridge the gap, we must also be aware that the gap is bigger for most women of color, who are often the ones whose work goes unrecognized and underpaid. 

“Women’s Equal Pay Day remains a symbol of how far we have yet to go. But it is also a reminder of how far we have come in the fight for equal pay. And the strides we have made can be linked directly back to the women we elect. Because when we elect Democratic pro-choice women, they change the world.”

 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.