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ACR-126 National Latina Equal Pay Day.(2017-2018)

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Enrolled  September 15, 2017
Passed  IN  Senate  September 14, 2017
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 07, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 126


Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Baker, Berman, Bloom, Bonta, Burke, Caballero, Calderon, Cervantes, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooper, Cunningham, Dababneh, Dahle, Eggman, Frazier, Friedman, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Lackey, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Reyes, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Waldron, Weber, and Wood)

August 22, 2017


Relative to National Latina Equal Pay Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 126, Gonzalez Fletcher. National Latina Equal Pay Day.
This measure would proclaim November 2, 2017, as National Latina Equal Pay Day in California in recognition of the need to eliminate the gender gap in earnings by women and to promote policies to ensure equal pay for all.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, More than 50 years after the passing the federal Equal Pay Act, women, especially women of color, continue to suffer the consequences of unequal pay; and
WHEREAS, According to the United States Census Bureau, Latina women make 54 cents for every dollar a white man is paid; and
WHEREAS, Nearly four in 10 mothers are the primary breadwinners in their households, and nearly two-thirds of mothers are the primary or significant earners, making pay equity critical to the financial security of their families; and
WHEREAS, one-half of the labor force in the United States consists of Latina women; and
WHEREAS, College-educated women working full-time will earn one-half million dollars less than their male peers over the course of a lifetime; and
WHEREAS, A lifetime of lower pay means women have less income to save for retirement and less income counted in a Social Security or pension benefit formula; and
WHEREAS, In California, Latinas earn 43 cents on the dollar compared to their white male peers; and
WHEREAS, Fair pay in California would strengthen the security of families today and ease future retirement costs, while enhancing our statewide economy; and
WHEREAS, November 2 symbolizes the moment in 2017 when the wages paid to Latina women catch up to the wages paid to white men from the previous year nationwide, now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature proclaims November 2, 2017, as National Latina Equal Pay Day in California in recognition of the need to eliminate the gender gap in earnings by women and to promote policies to ensure equal pay for all; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.