*MEDIA ADVISORY* TODAY: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda Sanchez To Hold A Press Conference Call with the DNC, Emily’s List, and Center for American Progress to Discuss the Latina Pay Gap
***MEDIA ADVISORY: TODAY AT 1:15PM EST / 10:15AM PST***
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda Sanchez To Hold A Press Conference Call with the DNC, Emily’s List, and Center for American Progress to Discuss How Progressive Policies Narrow and Republican Policies Widen the Latina Pay Gap
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Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Sonia Melendez-Reyes of Emily’s List, Jennifer Molina of the Center for American Progress, and Henry Muñoz, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, will hold a press conference call to discuss the Latina pay gap in advance of Wednesday's Republican debate focused on the economy on CNBC.
Latinas in the U.S. currently earn an average of 54 cents for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic male makes for the same jobs. In other words, on average it takes 6 months for men to make what it takes Latinas to earn in a year. Yet the Republican field of presidential candidates opposes policies that would narrow that gap, like raising the federal minimum wage, mandatory paid family leave, and free community college for those who are willing to work for it. The call comes as Republican presidential candidates are expected to propose the same failed, outdated policies at their debate that were in place when our economy crashed in 2008 and we were losing 750,000 jobs a month at the end of the Bush presidency. Latinas were hit particularly hard by the failed Republican policies like giant tax breaks for the rich that preceded the economic crisis.
WHO: Rep. Linda Sanchez, Chairwoman of Congressional Hispanic Caucus (D-CA)
Miss Sonia Melendez, Director of Latina Outreach at Emily’s List
Miss Jennifer Molina, Director of Hispanic Outreach at the Center for American Progress
Mr. Henry Muñoz, Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee
WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 1:15pm<%20%20> EST / 10:15am PST<%20%20>
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