Must we break a woman down so she can no longer perform useful work? How long should we beat her into submission through repressive tactics? Is it more humane to rob her of a family and discard her on the street? Is it more economical to use psychological warfare and banter a woman with insanity to undermine her qualities? Shall we render her credibility useless? Should we use verbal abuse to make her feel inferior hoping she will submit to the whims of strange men?
Monday, July 28, 2014
Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Thank you for contacting
me to share your support for the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me on this issue.
I am a strong advocate
of supporting women's rights both at home and abroad. To that end, I have introduced legislation to make
sure employers accommodate nursing moms and helped write legislation to increase the minimum wage and
extend the expired Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, both of which would especially benefit
women. In addition, I have fought against attempts to deny women the right to make their own health care
decisions free from their employer's personal beliefs. Furthermore, I cosponsored the International Violence
Against Women Act, which would make ending violence against women a U.S. foreign policy priority.
The recurring violence
and discrimination against women is an issue we cannot afford to ignore. It's clear that when women are
given opportunities to succeed, the well-being of their families and communities increases as well. That
is why I believe the United States has a moral obligation to advance the rights of women worldwide.
Please know that I will continue to advocate for the safety and rights of women and girls.
I will keep your views
in mind if the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women comes up for a vote
in the Senate. Thank you again for contacting me. I hope you will continue to share with me the issues
that matter most to you.