Women's Rights & Protections
Women's rights, freedoms, and protections are continually under assault by a number of right-wing and religious extremist groups with alliances in the Republican Party. To combat this, we must:
- Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
- Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure women are paid equally for equal work. Pay discrimination is unacceptable.
- Pass the 2020 Violence Against Women Act.
- Ensure that domestic abusers cannot own or buy a gun.
- Federally fund and expedite all rape kit testing.
- Ensure full reproductive rights and bodily autonomy for women, including protecting Roe V Wade.
- Repeal of the Hyde Amendment.
- Provide free birth control and women’s hygiene products.
- Repeal FOSTA/SESTA which targets lawful sex work and puts sex workers at risk.
- Decriminalize sex work.
- Expand the WIC program.
- Guarantee universal & quality affordable childcare.
- Guarantee paid family leave.
- Protect and enforce Title IX.
- Ensure that sexual harassment & violence in the military is prosecuted.