Women's Rights

I fully support the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA was passed by Congress in 1972 and sent to the states for ratification. Virginia is one of fourteen states that has not ratified this amendment. In March 2017, Nevada became the 38th state to ratify the amendment. I want to work to help Virginia become the 39th.

I also believe in equal pay for equal work. In Virginia, women earn eighty-three cents for each dollar their male colleagues earn. Providing legislation to ensure equal pay for women is common-sense practice.

I also believe medical decisions should be made by a woman and her health care provider. Legislators do not belong in our medical offices. Women have the right to choose what is best for their bodies, and I will continue to support women's rights to choose.