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My Record on Women's Equality

I voted to update our noise ordinance affecting schools, houses of worship and medical facilities. The ordinance passed 8 - 3. More than 130 speakers took the podium. Comments were largely focused on the abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive. This has been an ongoing issue of access to healthcare. We in the city council are not in a business to provide healthcare services. However, we are in the business of ensuring all residents have access to healthcare in a safe and respectful manner. The update to the noise ordinance does not conflict with the first amendment, but rather ask that both sides are peaceful in their protest. Learn more about the ordinance and vote.

I believe in equality for women. Equal pay for equal work is not just a women's issue, it is a family issue. Single motherhood has grown so common in America that today 80 percent of single-parent families are headed by single mothers ­- nearly a third of those living in poverty. However, it is my belief that regardless of socio-economic status, all women should be treated equally in the workplace. That means equal pay and the elimination of the glass ceiling.

While many of these issues fall under the purview of our state and federal legislators, I advocate through mentoring women. Learn more about my summer intern, Rita Venant - a student at Wake Forest University. It is young women like Rita who will continue to fill the pipeline of needed and passionate voices for change.

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