Latinas, representing 18% of the nation’s female population, play a pivotal role in the social and economic growth of the United States. Young Latinas entering the labor force are offsetting declines as baby boomers exit. For the first time in a U.S. presidential election, Latinas will represent the largest female minority group, with a projected 16 million eligible voters. But COVID-19 is taking a particularly devastating toll on Latinas, impacting their participation in the labor force, their ability to access quality affordable care, and their capacity to meet the needs of their families.
Please join AAUW CEO, Kim Churches and Irasema Garza the former Senior Counselor to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, to hear more about a new collaboration focused on the status of Latinas and the impact of the pandemic on their economic security and wellbeing. We’ll discuss AAUW’s actions to address systemic workplace disparities, increase wages, promote paid sick and family leave policies, and make health care available to all workers.
This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.