Gender Equality

The World Economic Forum's “Global Gender Gap Report” tells us that Americans have to wait 208 more years to achieve gender equality. 208 years is roughly three lifetimes. Three lifetimes of women and non-binary people working harder to have access to the same opportunities as white cis-men. Three lifetimes of women of color making significantly less than their white male counterparts. Three lifetimes of women and non-binary people struggling to have basic control over their own bodies. When Solomon is in Congress, he will do everything in his power to make gender equality a reality in his lifetime, because we are done waiting.

 

Reproductive Rights 

 

Solomon is committed to defending and expanding reproductive rights, and believes that the basic right to bodily autonomy should not be violated or affected by income or zip code. As a medical student, he has seen first hand the necessity of safe access to prenatal, postnatal, pregnancy, and abortion care, and many of his stances are informed from these experiences. Solomon is also committed to consulting women, nonbinary people, and activists on this issue to ensure his policies align with those who are most affected when access to reproductive healthcare is restricted.

 

  • Solomon will not accept any federal, state, or local restrictions to reproductive healthcare or birth control, or any cuts to HIV/AIDS care.

  • Solomon is 100% pro-choice, pro-birth control access, and pro-family planning services 

  • Solomon will defend access to prenatal and postnatal care 

  • Solomon supports complete federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Title X, and any other actions or resources that defend and expand women’s healthcare, birth control access, safe abortion access, and access to scientific and medically accurate sexual education that includes all sexual orientations and identities. 

  • Solomon does not support the Hyde amendment, and will support efforts to overturn it 

 

Solomon recognizes that basic human rights protected under Roe v. Wade have been repeatedly violated through underhanded and malicious legislative attempts. When elected to Congress, Solomon will oppose any attempt to restrict or overturn Roe v. Wade and ensure all pregnant people have access to the care they need. 

 

Women’s Rights 

Women’s Rights are Human Rights, and Solomon believes that this should be reflected in the United States legislature. Currently, the United States government does not adequately address gender inequality, reproductive freedom, workplace harassment, sexual assault, and many other gender-based issues. Solomon recognizes that until these issues are fully addressed by Congress, sexism will continue to be an institutional problem in the United States. This is unacceptable, and therefore Solomon will work to protect and advance women’s rights when he is elected to the United States House of Representatives. 

 

  • Solomon supports passing and ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment 

  • The Violence Against Women Act expired at the beginning of 2019, which Solomon sees as a huge failure of the current government. Once elected to Congress, Solomon would immediately work to reauthorize it 

  • Solomon believes all women and nonbinary people have the right to safe workplaces, equal pay, and full access to healthcare 

  • Equal pay for Equal work: Solomon is committed to ensuring that all women, including women of color and indigenous women, lesbian, queer, bisexual, and transwomen, disabled people, and nonbinary people are paid the same everyone else 

  • Solomon will support labor legislation that restricts the discrimination and exploitation experienced by working women 

  • Solomon supports decriminalizing sex work to ensure that exploitation of and violence against women is reduced

  • Solomon strongly opposes any gun laws that allow those convicted of domestic abuse to legally access firearms. Solomon is committed to ensuring that those who have had a PPO issued against them are barred from buying or owning a gun, even after the PPO has expired 

  • When elected to Congress, Solomon will protect and enforce Title IX in order to protect women from harassment, discrimination, and violence. A woman’s education should not be affected by any of these issues.

  • Solomon is committed to fight against sexual harassment in the workplace and in the military 

 

Women across America deal with gender inequality on a daily basis; the holes is our laws allow for persistent discrimination, aggression, harassment, and violence. While in Congress, Solomon will prioritize addressing gender inequality. Gender inequality is intertwined with economic justice, racial justice, criminal justice, climate change, healthcare, and almost all other issues that our country faces. A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats women, and by treating women’s rights as human rights, we will be able to work towards reducing a multitude of different issues our country faces.

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