Pony-up; It’s Equal Pay Day

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

April 2 marks Equal Pay Day — the number of days that an average woman must work into the next year to earn the same as her average male counterpart.

The impacts from wage inequity aren’t abstract… they affect child hunger, crime rates and countless other factors we know that are directly related to the economic independence of women.

And yet, compared to white men, here’s how many days into the year it takes to make up the pay gap for these groups of women:

Asian Women: March 5 – $0.85
White Women: April 19 – $0.77
Black Women: August 22 – $0.61
Native Women: September 23 – $0.58
Latina Women: November 20 -$0.53