Latina Equal Pay Day — the day when Latina pay catches up to that of white, non-Hispanic men from the previous year — is being observed on October 21, 2021.
More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latinas typically earn only 57 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months.
Indeed, given that this is the last “Equal Pay Day” observance of the year, Latinas must typically work longer than …everyone. This disparity hurts not only Latinas, but also the families and communities they support. And it is unacceptable. We need to act now and let everyone know that we support #LatinaEqualPay.
Join me at a virtual summit on #LatinaEqualPay Day run by the Equal Rights Advocates. Let’s take the lead from low-paid essential workers as we rebuild our nation’s labor & care structures. Hosted by @equalrightsadv @mujerxsrising @ParentVoicesCA Learn more/register at https://bit.ly/WeAreEssentialSummit.