Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, speaks at a campaign event, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Warren pitches executive orders on race, gender pay gap

July 05, 2019 - 5:00 am

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren is announcing executive orders she would sign as president aimed at addressing the wage and employment leadership gap for women of color at the federal level, including punishing companies with historically poor records on diversity and equality.

The Massachusetts senator detailed her latest plan in a post on Medium on Friday, positioning her ideas as moral and economic imperatives.

It's the latest in a parade of proposals that have become a trademark of Warren's 2020 Democratic presidential bid and helped boost her in the primary polls, particularly among black women.

Warren says, "Our economy should be working just as hard for women of color as women of color work for our economy."