Equal Pay

Equal Pay

Women deserve equal pay and equal opportunity.

Women are major contributors to the workforce — in the U.S., 74 million women work outside the home. Two out of every three mothers are either the primary breadwinner or co-breadwinner for her family. 

Yet, there is still a significant pay gap, especially for women of color. Black women earn about 63 cents for every dollar earned by a White man; Latinas earn about 54 cents; and White women earn about 78 cents. The reality is discrimination in pay often sits at the nexus of sexism and racism — as well as homophobia and transphobia. In fact, one study found that the earnings of transgender women fell by nearly one-third after their transitions.

We also know that access to health care, in particular birth control, impacts the wage gap. In fact, the birth control pill is responsible for one-third of women’s wage gains relative to men since the 1960s. But instead of expanding access to birth control, the Trump-Pence administration is working to roll it back, which will impact women’s ability to pursue their educational and career goals. In addition, the administration has already scaled back protections for equal pay. 

We cannot move ahead as an economy if half the population is left behind. Women — and this country — are ready to move forward.

63 cents What Black women earn for every dollar that White, non-Hispanic men earn.

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>$10,000 The amount women lose annually because of the pay gap.

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Equal Pay

Women deserve equal pay and equal opportunity.

Women are major contributors to the workforce — in the U.S., 74 million women work outside the home. Two out of every three mothers are either the primary breadwinner or co-breadwinner for her family. 

Yet, there is still a significant pay gap, especially for women of color. Black women earn about 63 cents for every dollar earned by a White man; Latinas earn about 54 cents; and White women earn about 78 cents. The reality is discrimination in pay often sits at the nexus of sexism and racism — as well as homophobia and transphobia. In fact, one study found that the earnings of transgender women fell by nearly one-third after their transitions.

We also know that access to health care, in particular birth control, impacts the wage gap. In fact, the birth control pill is responsible for one-third of women’s wage gains relative to men since the 1960s. But instead of expanding access to birth control, the Trump-Pence administration is working to roll it back, which will impact women’s ability to pursue their educational and career goals. In addition, the administration has already scaled back protections for equal pay. 

We cannot move ahead as an economy if half the population is left behind. Women — and this country — are ready to move forward.

63 cents What Black women earn for every dollar that White, non-Hispanic men earn.

Source

>$10,000 The amount women lose annually because of the pay gap.

Source

What can
you do?

Here are a few things you can do right now.

sign & share the manifesto

Next issue:

Reproductive Rights

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