Jul 5, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Elizabeth Warren's 2020 plan to improve work life for women of color

2020 Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has introduced a new 2020 plan on Friday to improve the working conditions and pay for women of color, relying on the power of executive orders that she would sign Day 1 of her presidency.

The big picture: Warren says these executive actions are part of a broader plan to ensure equal opportunities and financial security for women of color. Warren has outlined plans for universal child care, affordable housing and student debt cancellation.


  • Warren will deny federal contracts to companies that have poor records of prioritizing diversity and equal pay.
  • She plans to ban federal contractors from asking job applicants for past salaries and criminal histories.
  • All federal contractors must increase their minimum wages to $15 and provide benefits.
  • Warren plans to support diversity in the federal government by creating paid fellowship programs for minority and low-income applicants.
  • She says her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will closely monitor fields in which women are more likely to face discrimination, but fail to report it.

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