EQUALITY FOR WOMEN. NOTHING LESS.
I've been a proud feminist my whole life. The strongest people I know are women. I also stress that my feminism is intersectional: I recognize that a woman's race, class, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation all influence the way she experiences oppression or discrimination (and privilege or advantage). The fact that we still need to fight for women's rights is appalling. But it is a fact, so here is my platform:
Finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment. It was first introduced almost a century ago (in 1921). It's time.
Equal pay for equal work.
Preserve and expand reproductive rights. I believe 100% in a woman's right to choose.
Establish universal healthcare, a universal basic income, universal pre-school, and paid family and medical leave. All of these policies would disproportionately help women.
Make permanent the Violence Against Women Act.
Pass federal gun violence restraining order legislation, allowing people under threat to petition a judge to take away a dangerous person's guns. Women who are victims of domestic violence need this legal tool.