FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2022
EMILYs List Statement on Native Women’s Equal Pay Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, recognizes Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into 2022 the average Native woman must work to earn the same amount white men earned on average in 2021. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Today we are reminded of the staggering injustice faced by Native American women in the workplace. EMILYs List stands with the Native American women systemically dismissed and undervalued in the workforce, recognizing that on average, Native women make 50 cents to each dollar a white man makes. We condemn the oppression that manifests in this egregious statistic, and are proud to stand with the trailblazing pro-choice Native American women working in American politics to dismantle and reimagine a system marred by a history of violence and injustice. We remain committed to fighting for justice for NativeAmerican women alongside Native American women.”
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.