Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, announced a new initiative Friday with a “laser focus” to address economic and educational disparities impacting Latinas, who represent one in every five Californians. The “Unseen Latinas Initiative,” an effort by the California Latino Legislative Caucus led by Gonzalez, is a two-year initiative that is planned to lead to solutions to address the opportunity gaps Hispanic women face.
One report by the Hispanas Organized For Political Equality, for instance, shows California Latinas earn 42 cents for every dollar a white man makes. “We suffer, in many ways, the same issues that all women suffer but in disproportionate amounts, whether it’s inequities in our pay, whether it’s representation in different fields, whether it’s advancing careers and opportunities,” Gonzalez said, who chairs the caucus.
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