The top three issues facing women in this country are:
1) Reproductive rights.
2) Gender pay inequality.
3) And a culture of harassment, assault, and misogyny that locks women and girls in a prison of fear.
If elected to congress I will defend a woman’s constitutional right over her own body, promote a woman’s access to health care as well as continue the fight for comprehensive sex education, not abstinence based education.
I will fight to end the 80 cents on the dollar ratio that women make compared to men, by continuing to support organized labor. Having been a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union for nearly 4 years, a member of Ohio Association of Public School Employees (Which is a division of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees and as a member of the Ohio Education Association right now, I am proud to be protected by contracts that ensure wages and benefits that know no gender.
In addition, I will work to ensure that Title IX is made safe from Betsy Devos and Donald Trump so that we can empower young woman and faculty in universities. We must reinstate the “Dear Colleague Letter” which was a 2011 guideline created by the Obama administration that explicitly detailed sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion in order to provide women the support that they deserve to feel confident in speaking out against these forms of sexual violence. #metoo #timesup are empowering women to fight back against this "culture of fear", and we need to be empowering their bravery.
Finally in order to address all of these issues, I pledge my support for the “Equal Rights Amendment” which reads as follows: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.