Today is Equal Pay Day, which signifies how far into 2018 the average woman must work to earn as much as a man earned in 2017. Every year, Black and Latina women must work even longer to earn as much as their male counterparts. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day won’t arrive until August. Latina women must wait until November to achieve men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day exists because women in our country – and our state – do not receive pay equal to their male counterparts.