Standing Up For Women
Advocating for women and families has been a continued focus throughout my life and career. I have always firmly believed that women should have equal opportunities and the ability to voice their opinions on community issues – whether the setting is in workplace, in the classroom or in the public sector.
As a working mom who raised three sons, I have experienced many of the issues, and challenges, women face first hand. I support equal pay for equal work, support a woman’s right to choose, support renewing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act and believe that women should continue to have access to preventative health and family planning services.
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Decades ago, raising three small boys in Northwest Illinois, my husband and I worked opposite shifts for years. When I was a cub newspaper reporter, I worked second shift and would arrive home from the newsroom each night just in time for my husband to leave for his graveyard shift as a rookie cop. The constant trade-offs were exhausting, and we missed spending quality time together as a family — and as husband and wife.
Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced her support for a bipartisan effort to make child care more affordable for working families, the Child and Dependent Care FSA Enhancement Act. This bill would increase the amount of pre-tax money that a family can put into a flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for child care.
SUBJ: Bustos Continues Fighting for the Right Priorities during Second Year in Office
DATE: December 19th, 2014