One black-owned bank helped build the city’s African-American middle class — until the hurricane destroyed much more than their homes.
@civilrightsorg: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” —
Equal pay protections are incredibly important for women in our state, and here’s why:
Women make an average $0.66 cents for every $1 a man earns in our state.
A recent report found that if we keep up our current practices, Louisiana will not achieve pay equity for women until the year 2106.
Louisiana women are paid an average of $15,600 less than Louisiana men annually.
The gender pay gap in Louisiana is the second largest in the coun
Over the years, courageous women have taken a stand risking their livelihood, their families, and far too often their very lives so that future generations of women and girls could enjoy freedoms that they would never know. Women’s Equality Day calls us to honor those “sheroes” and continue the fight for full equality for women.