Equality for All Americans

All citizens in our country—regardless of age, race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic class—have a right to participate in our community. Americans should not have to fear being fired, shunned, denied fair housing or a seat at a restaurant because who they are, what they look like, or who they love.

Our nation has come a long way in protecting the rights of LGBTQ Americans, communities of color and countless others who have faced a painful history of discrimination. But even today too many still suffer from negative stigmas, workplace or social discrimination and even the threat of violence. As the mom of an LGBTQ-identifying daughter, I have seen many of these challenges firsthand. As a Representative in Congress, I will fight to ensure that every member of our community has the same opportunities that should exist for all Americans: to build successful careers, start and grow families, get quality, affordable healthcare and serve in our military.