The character of our society is judged by the way we treat our most vulnerable communities. Our campaign staff is committed to the principles of equitable treatment, equal access to opportunity, and inclusive dialogues & campaign workplace policies. I will fight to ensure that our communities and our nation implement policies that reflect these principles. As a cis-gendered, able-bodied, straight male, I recognize the importance of being an ally in the fight for the rights of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people who are differently abled, and other marginalized communities. It is important to make this fight as inclusive as possible and to view these issues under the intersectional light they deserve.
We need to:
Protect a woman's right to choose. States across the country are passing laws to unfairly control women’s bodies and criminalize abortion. We will fight back to ensure that women have access to the healthcare they need.
Demand equal pay for equal work. The gender and racial wage gaps still exist. We need to update and strengthen our federal policy to close the gaps.
Strengthen our sexual harassment and assault disclosure procedures for all institutions receiving federal funding. Over the past few years, we have seen an incredible change in the way our country views sexual harassment and assault. We need to change our nation’s laws to better reflect that change in discourse.
Fight for policies that incentivize inclusive hiring practices. These policies are important for many reasons, including the continued existence of hiring discrimination.
End customer discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Freedom of religion in this country does not mean that one can use their religion as an excuse to discriminate. Nobody should be denied service because of who they love, or how they identify.