8 Latinas Who Support Equal Pay

More than five decades ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, legislation that prohibits pay discrimination based on one’s sex and states that men and women must be paid equally for equal work. But today, 52 years after this momentous occasion, women still bring home less money than men, especially Latinas, who on average earn just 56 cents to a white man’s dollar.

Troubled by this clear sign of gender and racial discrimination, here are eight Latinas who have spoken out about the wage gap and support equal pay.

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Raquel Reichard, Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor atLatina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

 

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