Women’s Equality Day is an issue close to my heart and at the core of my work. As a woman, a mother, and the director of the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Initiative to End Family Violence at the University of California, Irvine, I know gender equity and equality are imperative to progress. When women are equal and have access to necessary resources, our society thrives.
My husband, Dave, knows this and it’s clear in his parenting and in his politics. We are partners in everything we’ve done, and at a time when women’s rights are in serious jeopardy, Dave will not only defend our rights, he will demand progress and work for needed change.
We have come a long way since women achieved the right to vote in 1920, but as you know, our rights are always in danger. Much progress is still needed regarding healthcare access, gender-based violence prevention, affordable child care, the wage gap, and many other concerns disproportionately affecting women. With Trump in office, we are at risk of losing the progress we’ve achieved.
Let’s put someone in office who will move us forward, not backwards.
Thank you for your support,