For Immediate Release
October 29, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Latina Equal Pay Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks how far into the year Latinas must work to earn what white, non-Hispanic men earned in the previous year for the same work. In 2019, Latinas earned only $0.55 for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man makes. On Latina Equal Pay Day, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latinas are working nearly two years longer to earn what white men earn in a year. Latinas remain one of the most adversely affected populations by the gender pay gap. Despite advancing across all spheres and contributing to the vast economic growth of this country, Latinas continue to suffer from the harmful policies of the Trump administration that threaten their communities and make it difficult to make a livable wage to support their families. This is why EMILYs List works so hard to elect Latinas, and women of color, up and down the ballot. This November, we have the opportunity to elect a record-breaking number of women of color who will be the first of their kind to serve in elected office.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 55,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices.