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We must support and expand women’s rights and opportunities — by protecting reproductive rights, fighting for equal pay for equal work, defending women subjected to harassment and abuse, and much more. Not only do our laws fall short of granting women equality, but our culture has perpetuated inequality and gender discrimination.

In Peter Roskam, we have a representative who voted against the Violence Against Women Act, believes abortion should be illegal even in the case of rape and incest, and refuses to condemn abusive men like Roy Moore. We need leaders who will stand up, hold men accountable, and fight for policies that will promote women’s rights and opportunities.

How I will advocate for women’s rights

  1. Keep birth control affordable and accessible
  2. Advocate for paid parental leave so new parents have time to spend with their newborn babies
  3. Support legislation protecting pregnant women from discrimination at work and in the hiring process
  4. Defend and restore access to safe, legal abortions
  5. Protect the Violence Against Women Act and its funding
  6. Support the Paycheck Fairness Act, which empowers women in gender pay disputes and improves avenues of recourse
  7. Fight for legislation that will keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers
  8. Stand with Planned Parenthood by supporting the important work they do in providing essential health and reproductive care
  9. Support the ME TOO Congress Act. We must put an end to the outrageous practices in Congress that allow members to settle claims of sexual misconduct with taxpayer dollars, mandating complainants to wait 30 days before filing a complaint, and requiring them to sign nondisclosure agreements
  10. Support legislation to remove the ratification deadline in the Equal Rights Amendment

Peter Roskam has been a disaster for women

  • Voted against the Violence Against Women Act in 2013
  • Previously stated that he opposed abortion rights in all cases, including in cases of rape and incest
  • Cosponsored legislation to ban abortion under the Right to Life Act
  • Voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act
  • Wants being a women or sexual assault survivor to once again be treated as a pre-existing condition by insurance companies, making it expensive and even impossible for them to receive health care
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