Women have been at the forefront of every movement for social change in this nation’s history, yet inequality persists to this day. We need to protect the rights of women and ensure that all Americans, regardless of gender, truly have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Protecting the rights of women has never been so urgent. Establishment politicians strive to police women’s bodies but refuse to pass legislation guaranteeing equality under the law. From reproductive freedom to Title IX protections to the gender pay gap to STEM opportunities in education, the problems facing American women are manifold, and even worse for women of color, queer and transgender women, disabled women, and other marginalized women. Women are just as much members of our society as men, and it’s time that Congress finally listens to them. That’s why Brand New Congress candidates will work to pass legislation that takes the rights of women off of the political bargaining table and cements them into unassailable law.