Gender Equality

Our Campaign supports the fight towards gender equality. In doing so we will:

 

Fight to end sexual violence and discrimination in workplaces and other institutions

-Clear the backlog of rape kits across all states

 

Work to protect women’s bodily autonomy

-Oppose efforts to encroach on Roe v. Wade

In 2019, 9 states passed abortion bans that go directly against the Roe v. Wade 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/abortion-laws-states.html

Most of these new abortion laws, while not directly “banning” abortion, make it almost impossible for the individuals to receive the proper treatment before the deadline has passed

-Fight to fully fund Planned Parenthood, Title X and other initiatives to protect women’s health

-Work to provide access to contraception along with safe and legal abortions

Statistics show that consistent access to contraception and comprehensive sexual education have a direct, positive effect on lowering abortion rates

Fight to end the “pink tax” on women’s products

-The Pink tax refers to the fact that women’s products with the same materials and ingredients cost more than the male counterpart.

The Pink Tax can be found on everyday items such as: razors, clothing, and even toys.

https://axthepinktax.com/

-Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

“The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.” https://www.equalrightsamendment.org/

-Expand the WIC program to better serve the community

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program supporting Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services at no cost.

http://alachua.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/wic/index.html

 

Implement COMPREHENSIVE sex education across the country

-Comprehensive Sexual Education is a K-12 program that addresses age-appropriate relationships and body topics. In order for sexual education to be deemed comprehensive, it must be inclusive of all sexualities, gender identities, and abilities.

https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/storage/advfy/documents/fscse.pdf

Paid For And Approved By Adam Christensen For Congress
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