Protect What You Love
Our nation is facing an assault on women’s rights led by the current administration.
Whether it is the normalization of sexism, an assault on reproductive health rights, or anti-woman legislation - now more than ever we need women in Congress who will unapologetically stand up for women’s rights.
Meanwhile South Carolina ranks first in the nation for deadly violence against women. This is unacceptable. We need to protect our mothers, daughters, and sisters. It's important to identify the root cause of the problem and initiate a plan to rectify it.
I believe in equal pay for equal work. The wage gap in South Carolina decreased by 7.8% from 2007-2015 but that still leaves women in South Carolina making 80 cents to 1 dollar of their male counterparts.
I believes in a woman’s absolute right to have access to safe healthcare choices and firmly stand with Planned Parenthood. Being raised in a very conservative home this was not what I was taught. It took me talking with other women in my community to realize that limiting health services only hurts poor women and women living in rural parts of our district.
In the South we value personal autonomy from the government interfering with our lives and that courtesy needs to be extended to women's health. We need to trust our citizens to make a choice that is right for them.
In January I attended the Women's March on Washington with my daughter to take a stand against predatory behavior being accepted as normal in the People's House.
I will stand up against discrimination in all it's forms.