Massachusetts is making incredible progress in women’s rights, but we need to make sure all of our representatives are pro-choice, feminist advocates who are fighting for the right causes. I promise to always fight for social justice for women.
As your State Representative, I will…
1. Be the first pro-choice legislator to represent the 12th Norfolk District.
Our district needs a representative that will protect women’s right to choose to have a safe, accessible abortion. I will vote in favor of the ROE Act (H.3320), which will ensure equitable access to abortion, protect patient-provider relationships, and reform outdated laws and regulations in the Commonwealth. I will oppose any attempt to impose unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers (TRAP laws) which put women’s rights and health in danger. Abortion access across the nation is under attack, and codifying it into law in Massachusetts is vital to ensuring it is protected.
2. Enforce our equal pay provisions in the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts took an important step in 2018, when our Equal Pay Act was updated and modernized, but it is still not properly enforced across the Commonwealth. I will ensure that our equal pay provisions, enshrined in law, are properly put into place within our communities. Additionally, employers have tried to subvert the law in other ways like in scheduling discrimination, which I would vote to put an end to with H.3809.
3. Provide equitably for women’s healthcare.
Abortion is healthcare, just as menstrual products are healthcare, and just as breast cancer screenings are healthcare. I will support bills currently in the legislature such as the I Am Act (H.2272) that provide menstrual products to public schools, prisons, and homeless shelters, to provide equitably for the healthcare needs of women. The Commonwealth must ensure that, as we move forward to universal single-payer healthcare, all of these are taken into the fold of what our healthcare system covers.