California Latinas earn less and are laid off first. A new initiative wants to change that

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, has announced a new initiative 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,…

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