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These 10 numbers on the Latina wage gap are incredibly pathetic

Latina Equal Pay Day isn't a day of celebration. And the numbers make it pretty clear why.

Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to close, but Latinx activists aren’t about to let America off easy. Much of the month was filled with celebrations and commemorations of Latinx and South American history.

But today, on #LatinaEqualPayDay, they set off a Twitter firestorm, pulling out facts and figures let and right to make an indisputable call for strong and swift state protections for Latina women.

Because no one should have to choose between putting food on the table and paying for health care.

1. According to the American Fed. of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations:

2. According to AFL-CIO’s secretary-treasurer:

3. According to No Teen Shame founder:

4. According to Fort Worth-Dallas’s elected representative:

5. According to the American Fed. of State, County & Municipal Employees:

6. According to the National Women’s Law Center:

7. According to the American Assoc. of University Women:

8. According to the Shriver Center on Poverty Law:

9. According to MomsRising.org:

10. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families:

In most states, Latina women suffer the worst from the wage gap. So…where’s the action, Congress?

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Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan has worked as the Tech + Money editor and Culture + Taste editor at The Tempest. She's a journalist based in Baltimore, covering underrepresented communities and digital culture. Find her work on her website.

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