As the father of two daughters and the son of a mother who worked, I feel disbelief that in 2018 we must still fight to secure equal pay for women. This battle should have long been over. I will push to ensure that equal work receives equal pay, and will pursue policies that combat discrimination against women in the workplace.
I will work toward expansion of medical leave laws that allow families to feel secure, whether they suffer from an illness or are blessed with a child. I support the protection of civil and marriage rights for all Americans, and reject prejudice of every description.
In addition, more laws are needed to protect women against violence. Increasing legal protections for women and girls, along with allocating national resources for programs that help reduce domestic violence rates are of utmost importance. I support prohibiting the possession of firearms for people who have any protective order placed against them, as well as increasing federal funding for programs that provide services to those exposed to violence or abuse. Click here to learn more about Archie's positions to help protect women against violence.