March 07, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement in Recognition of AAPI Women’s Equal Pay Day

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day:

“It is a shame that women are still experiencing pay discrimination even more so because of their ethnic background. Asian American and Pacific Islander women have to work an extra three months to catch up to what men earned in one year. This means less savings, less money to help care for their families, and less opportunities to achieve economic security. The AAPI community has given so much to the state of Nevada and we must ensure women in the community receive equal pay for equal work, not undue discrimination. The gender pay gap is a shameful reminder of outdated practices rooted in sexism and we must continue to support policies that will help narrow the disparity. It is past time we close the wage gap and give women a fair chance to succeed.”