Elle: California Is Here To Solve Hollywood's Pay Gap Problem

October 15, 2015

Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson announced a new and improved Fair Pay Act last week, debuting the updated law on Tuesday. 

The bill is a triumph and vital: While women in California make more on the dollar than American women overall, Latina women in the state take home just 44 cents for every dollar that white men make. It is so overdue. And it is even more welcome this week, following the widespread circulation of an essay on negotiation and equal pay that Jennifer Lawrence contributed to Lenny Letter.