WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE
I support equal pay for equal work, paid maternity leave and individual women’s control over our own health care. Women, together with their families, need to be trusted to decide what is best for them. Women make up over 50% of the population, but are notably underrepresented proportionally in our governance, holding only 23% of government offices. This situation needs to change, as research has shown (such as in peer reviewed work like this) that when there are more women in government, there are marked improvements in areas such as overall health, education, labor participation and paid leave for workers.