So today, we ask you to use that right that women fought so hard to give us. The easiest way to ensure your values are prioritized by your local and national government is by voting into office legislators who stand with you on important issues.
Ask legislators and candidates, Where do you stand on ensuring...
...women have paycheck fairness? Do you support legislative improvements, including:
- requiring employers to demonstrate that wage disparities are based on factors other than sex?
- prohibiting retaliation against workers who inquire about their employers' wage practices or disclose their own wages?
- strengthening penalties for equal pay violations?
- If your local hospital system and your providers are contemplating a transaction with a religious-based health system, what limitations will the legislator or candidate agree to? Are they committed to providing access to a full range of comprehensive reproductive health care and counseling, nondiscrimination against LGBT patients, and—for Oregon and Washington—counseling and referrals for requests for information about the Death with Dignity Act? How are they demonstrating that commitment?
- employers do not follow Hobby Lobby's example and deprive women of access to basic contraceptive health care?
- employees' access to other needed services (e.g. HIV treatment, vaccination, infertility treatment) are not subject to the religious beliefs of individual employers?
- LGBT people will not be discriminated against in access to healthcare services, employment in health care, and other public accommodations?
- the family laws that allow perpetrators to assert parental rights to children who are conceived through rape?
- the school system, which routinely overlooks its obligation under Title IX to address sexual harassment and assault, and to take immediate action to ensure equal educational opportunity?
- the criminal justice system, which consistently refrains from testing rape kits and allows rapes to go uninvestigated if alcohol is involved?
The issues that matter most to you should also matter to whoever you vote for. For more information about the candidates on your ballot—as well as logistical voting information specific to your area—type your address in the box below. Remember, it's your voice, your choice, your vote. Use it!