Gender inequality affects women and girls everywhere. The social, political, economic, and legal disadvantages we face are the direct results of the patriarchal society in which we live. We need to close the gender wage gap because women should earn what they deserve. We need to expand our understanding of family leave because women and men should have the freedom and flexibility they need to raise kids and care for sick loved ones. We need to keep women safe from gender-based violence because too many women have already been hurt or killed either from an intimate partner or because of their gender. We need to protect reproductive freedom because the right to make decisions about one’s health care saves women’s lives.
I’ve worked hard to succeed in what is still a man’s world, and I’m committed to changing our culture and our laws so the next generation of women can rise even higher. During my first term in Congress, I’ve taken numerous steps to protect the rights and dignity of women everywhere:
The world is changing. Women across the globe are breaking gender norms, taking charge of their lives, and empowering each other. I’m proud to be a member of the historically diverse 116th Congress, which has a record number of female legislators.
We will break the glass ceiling.