Women's Issues

Geiss has been at the forefront of fighting for pay equity to ensure equal pay for equal work across all job sectors. Geiss has also championed legislation for earned paid sick leave, earned paid family leave, and affordable child care. Geiss has worked on legislation to combat domestic violence and sexual assault and will continue to work to protect the lives of victims and empower survivors.

 

Geiss will continue to address protecting access to women’s healthcare throughout women’s lives. Health issues are economic issues and limiting women’s access to healthcare can have adverse impacts on their lives. She is the sponsor of HB 5611, which would require employers to disclose to prospective employees how and whether their company covers birth control. Access to and coverage of birth control is an economic issue that women need information about when it comes to budgeting and determining when to start or expand their families.  To that extent, improving prenatal, maternal health, and addressing infant mortality so that mothers and children can begin with the right resources for the best possible outcomes is also a priority for Geiss, and she has championed legislation to improve access to pasteurized donor human milk for fragile infants.

 

With only four women currently in the senate and zero women of color, now is the time for representation in the senate that is different, that is more reflective of the diversity of our state, and where the issues that are important to women will be amplified by having a senator with a voice and vision at the table. Women’s issues are economic issues, civil rights issues, and human rights issues, and we need a visionary leader in the Senate who understands that these issues are intersectional and who will act diligently and with integrity and substance. 

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