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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Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is co-sponsoring legislation that aims to make the university experience safer. The 17th District Congresswoman is one of about 20 representatives introducing the House version of the Campus Safety and Accountability act.
The measure focuses on protecting students and standardizing practices regarding sexual assault on college campuses. The bill seeks to hold colleges and perpetrators accountable in a consistent way on campuses nationwide. Bustos says there’s an epidemic of sexual assault going unaddressed.