When Latinas Succeed, America Succeeds

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All Things Chronic

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-linda-sanchez/latina-wage-gap_b_7055958.html

Latinas are the lowest paid workers in the country. In general, women earn 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. For Latinas, the wage gap is even more severe: we’re paid 56 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men…

However, that is not the reality for millions of women across this country. They are only one doctor appointment, one late paycheck, or one car breakdown away from economic hardship.

Latinas are students, lawyers, cooks, janitors, teachers, Supreme Court Justices, and Members of Congress. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, nieces, aunts and grandmothers. Latinas are primary breadwinners and caregivers, no matter whether they are single or married, young or old. It’s the women who nurture and sustain our community. The future of our country depends not just on the success of the Latino community, but on the success of Latina women.

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