Linda Sánchez Commemorates Equal Pay Day
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez, House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, issued the following statement to commemorate Equal Pay Day:
“Women earn 80 cents for every dollar their white male counterparts make,” said Rep. Sánchez. “This disparity is a tangible form of discrimination. A woman puts in equal work, but in the eyes of her employer, her contribution is worth less. This is not just a women’s issue; the pay gap makes it harder for working families to get ahead.
“Women of color get the worst end of the deal. According to the National Women’s Center, black women earn 63 cents for every dollar their white male counterparts make, and Latinas earn a mere 54 cents on the dollar.
“We must address the wage disparity now. Women and their families cannot afford to wait. That’s why I’m proud to join my colleagues in the fight against wage inequality by reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act. Let’s get this done.”