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EQUAL PAY/Economic Justice
NOW advocates for wide range of economic justice issues affecting women, from the glass ceiling to the sticky floor of poverty. These include welfare reform, livable wages, job discrimination, pay equity, housing, social security and pension reform, and much more.
The gender pay gap is more than just a statistic – it affects real women and real families. The gender pay gap causes real damages and perpetuates income inequality for women. For example, Latinas would be making $26,095 more on average each year if there were no gender pay gap. This adds up to 3.7 year’s worth of food for their families, approximately 12,342 more gallons of gas, or 27 more months of rent each year. This amount of money could allow a Latina and her family to rise above the poverty line or jump from one socioeconomic tier to another.
On average nationally, this is what women earn compared to White, non-Hispanic Men:
Latinas November 1, 2018 $.54 (cents) Earning almost half as much as white non-Hispanic men in a year as well as earning less than every other woman.
Native American September 27, 2018 $.57 (cents)
African-American/Black August 7, 2018 $.63 (cents)
Mothers May 30, 2018 $.70 (cents) all moms compared to all dads
White April 17, 2018 $.79 (cents)
Asian-American February 22, 2018 $.87 (cents)
*source EqualPayToday non-profit
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Learn more at NOW.org NOW advocates for wide range of economic justice issues affecting women, from the glass ceiling to the sticky floor of poverty. These include welfare reform, livable wages, job discrimination, pay equity, housing, social security and pension reform, and much more.