David Richardson

Women’s Rights

While the world around him is reckoning with the treatment of women in the workplace and beyond, the Trump Administration is taking the country backward. This election, we can show him that his behavior and policies are unacceptable by electing a Congress that champions women’s rights.

David with Dolores HuertaThe President of the United States constantly disrespects women and disregards their rights. While the world around him is reckoning concerning the treatment of women in the workplace and beyond, the Trump Administration has restricted access to reproductive healthcare, reversed efforts to close the gender pay gap, and reduced protections against gender-based violence. In this election cycle, we can show him that his behavior and policies are unacceptable by electing a Congress that champions women’s rights.

Policy Priorities:

  1. Fight to close the pay gap. I will support the Paycheck Fairness Act. It is an outrage that women earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, even less for women of color.
  2. Support for paid family leave. The US is decades behind in providing paid time off for our workers to raise a family, and it hurts women the most.
  3. Stand with Planned Parenthood and protect their funding against the constant Republican assault on a woman's control over her own medical decisions.
  4. Address violence against women. Nearly a quarter of American women experience intimate partner violence. This is a public health issue that is hiding in our communities, and it must be confronted. 
  5. Repeal the domestic gag rule. The Trump Administration has made it nearly impossible for women to get comprehensive and correct information about their reproductive health options with the new domestic gag rule. Congress needs to stop the Trump Administration's assault on reproductive health access and information. 

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