Help us raise economic security for women and families.
On average, women earn 78 cents on the dollar to a white man, with black women earning 61 cents and Hispanic women earning a mere 55 cents on the dollar. One in five women in Miami-Dade County live in poverty. Scarcity of affordable housing is a key factor causing homelessness in Florida, and the overall homeless population in Miami continues to climb. Education, adequate household income, and employment are critical in preventing and reducing homelessness and providing economic opportunity and security.
Why Pay Equity?
One in five women in Miami-Dade County live in poverty – 20.5%, according to a recent study. And yet, if gender pay equity existed today, the poverty rate among women would drop by more than half. Because this single issue has the potential to positively impact a wider range of issues – affordable housing, childcare, transportation and more – we chose to target equal pay as a means to improve the quality of life for women and girls in Miami-Dade County.