Sherrod stands with women

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Sherrod stands with women

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date that symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work to earn what men earned the previous year. It’s an unfortunate reminder that in 2018, women are still making less than men for the same work.

Throughout his Senate career, Sherrod has consistently fought to close the pay gap, and has spoken out repeatedly in support of true equality in and outside of the workplace, regardless of gender. Here are just three examples from his long record of standing with women and families:

Sherrod supports women in the workplace

Gender-based pay discrimination costs Ohio women nearly $30 billion every year, which is unacceptable. Sherrod has not only spoken out against this, but he’s co-sponsored all nine attempts to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. He also helped pass the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, which allows victims of pay discrimination to sue after discovering that they have been paid less than men for equal work. In Congress, Sherrod has voted for workers to have more paid family, medical, and sick leave benefits—part of a larger effort to make the workplace more equal for all employees.

Sherrod defends women’s healthcare

Sherrod has worked hard over the years to make sure women have access to quality, reasonably-priced healthcare. A key defender of the Affordable Care Act—which has helped millions of women get the care they deserve—Sherrod has worked to maintain and expand access to affordable reproductive care, birth control, and family planning services. He’s fought back over and over again as Republicans have worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and attacked Planned Parenthood.

Sherrod works to address threats to women’s safety

Sherrod voted to pass the Violence Against Women Act, as well as for its numerous reauthorizations. He’s also spearheaded legislation to tackle human trafficking, and advocated for initiatives to address sexual harassment and assault. He has also backed proposals to hold Congress, the military, and federal contractors accountable for their roles in these crimes.