Standing Up for Women

The Equal Pay Act was passed 52 years ago, yet women still earn only $.78 for each dollar that a man earns for an identical job. That pay gap is even larger for women of color. This is unacceptable, and I will fight every day for pay equity. When women thrive, families thrive.

Moreover, it is long past time that we address the pervasive issue of sexual misconduct and harassment. As we’ve seen, there are not sufficient safeguards in place for women in the workplace. Additionally, we need to fight for fair representation for women in leadership roles in all industries, so that we can truly change the culture of harassment that has gone unchallenged for far too long.

The gender pay gap and workplace harassment aren’t the only issue harming American women’s economic opportunities. Anti-choice ideologues in Washington are fighting to defund Planned Parenthood and write laws that limit women’s reproductive health decisions. I’ll stand up for a woman’s right to choose. I’ll also fight for paid family leave, contraceptive access, and fair workplace protections for the young women throughout this country who are just beginning to pursue their dreams.

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