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WVDP on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 

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WVDP on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 

August 3, 2021

For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2021
 
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com
 
WVDP on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 
 
Today marks the day into the year that Black women must work to make the same amount of money in the workplace as their white male counterparts. Black women are paid 37% less than their white male counterparts and more than 20% less than white women. This must come to an end. 
The West Virginia Democratic Party believes in equal pay for equal work and will continue to fight to ensure that it becomes a reality for Black women.
 
Co-Chair of the WVDP Black Caucus Mary Ann Claytor released the following statement commemorating Black Women’s Equal Pay Day:
“It is immoral for a country of great wealth to continue to devalue the worth of women in the workforce. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. We must tackle this injustice head-on by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.  
“Let us be reminded of the words of Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'”
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