Last Saturday, the Women’s March once again served as a powerful show of resistance and solidarity. But we can’t stop there!
For years, Colorado’s women and families have been waiting for our state legislature to pass paid family leave and to bring an end to wage gaps in Colorado.
It’s more important than ever that our elected officials in the Capitol stand unified in support of policies that positively affect the lives of women and families. The legislature has an opportunity this year to pass paid family leave, which would make Colorado a place where working women and families never again have to make an awful choice between being able to keep food on the table and being able to care for themselves or a family member during a health crisis.
Our wage gap in Colorado also remains terrible. Women in Colorado earn just 81 cents for every dollar paid to men. And that gap is even worse for women of color: Black women earn 64 cents, Latinas earn 54 cents and Asian women earn 70 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men when it comes to full-time non-seasonal jobs in Colorado. With our skyrocketing cost of living in many parts of the state, this means working women across Colorado are falling further and further behind.
Join us: tell the leaders of the state legislature that all workers, regardless of gender or race, deserve equal pay for equal work, and shouldn’t have to worry about keeping the lights on when they or a family member are facing a health crisis.