Women’s Rights

Women should have access to quality reproductive healthcare. Organizations like Planned Parenthood provide services to women far beyond the issue of abortion: Pap smears to help detect cancer before it becomes deadly; birth control so women can avoid pregnancy and not be faced with the horrible decision of whether or not to keep an unborn child; mammograms to help detect and to prevent the devastating effects of breast cancer. We must continue to fund organizations that provide vital healthcare services to our most vulnerable population until we can pass Medicare for All legislation.

Equal pay for equal work. Women still make less than men, and women of color make even less than Caucasian women. Congress must act to protect workers from these inequitable practices. When I am elected, I will do just that.