We Will Take to the Streets Our Demands Aimed at Achieving Gender Equality, Justice, and Expanding the Political Power of Women
January 18, 2018 Contact: Andrea Arenas: email@example.com
Washington D.C.-Latinas are one of the fastest growing minorities, they comprise an increasingly growing percentage of our nation’s workforce. Despite Latinas playing such a key role in the country’s politics, government, and businesses they are susceptible to serious and widespread violations of their rights; from earning just 53 cents to the dollar as compared to their white male counterparts— less than any other woman worker— to experiencing rampant sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace. Sadly, the violations against Latinas are not contained to one industry, income bracket or sector. Latinas across the board are subject to many of the same reprehensible and unlawful conditions.
LCLAA’s Trabajadoras campaign aims at empowering Latina workers by providing them with the information that they need to improve their working conditions, organizing Latina workers to advance their priorities and lifting up the power and contributions of Latina workers across the country.
LCLAA has worked with the Women’s March as well as with all its partners and allies, in drafting a list of urgent policy priorities which include:
Ending Violence Against Women and Femmes
Ending State Violence
Reproductive Rights and Justice
Economic Justice & Worker’s Rights
Civil Rights & Liberties
With these goals in mind, we are proud to join the Women’s March as we push for social change that is inclusive of these priorities.
Please join us for a Rally prior to the Women’s March, where Latina members of the Labor and Civil Rights community will gather in defense of their rights as working women!
WHEN: Saturday, January 19
TIME: 9 a.m.
WHERE: AFL-CIO Headquarters, located at 815 16thSt NW Washington DC 20006
WHO: Members of the press will have the chance to interview Latina working women who are joining this march in defense of their rights, and a more inclusive agenda.