Working for Women

Guido at the Washington DC Women’s March, January 21, 2017

Women still face incredible obstacles to receiving equal pay, protections from job discrimination, fair maternity leave, and reproductive freedom. 

 

On average, women in Florida earn $0.85 for every $1 men earn - but that wage drops to about $0.60 per dollar if you are a Black or Latina woman. Current wages have long-term effects; by the time a woman retires, the wage gap means she earns between $700,000 to $2 million less than her male counterpart. In addition to wage discrimination, women face sexism, harassment, and bias in the workplace. 

Outside the workforce, women fight against constraints on when and how to grow their families. If a woman chooses to have a baby, “Florida parental leave laws are sparse when compared to progressive states. Most new mothers and fathers must take unpaid work absence.” And if a woman chooses not to have a baby, she faces constraints on her reproductive freedoms. Currently, we also have a conservative Florida Supreme Court that is pushing to limit access to abortions across the state.

Discrimination against women is unacceptable, and as your representative Guido will fight to pass the Equal Rights Ammendement and other legislation that promotes women's rights and protects reproductive freedom.

 

As your Representative, Guido will fight for:

  • Equal pay for equal work: Florida is one of 12 states that has not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and Guido will work to change that. Guido will work to pass the ERA nationwide, so all women are afforded equal protections under the law.

  • Laws to support and expand parental leave for both parents.

  • Reproductive freedoms, including the right to choose if and when to grow your family.

Guido Weiss

- Democrat for Congress - 

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