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Rick Larsen for Congress


An equal world is an enabled world.

We've made great strides toward equity, but there is still so much more work to be done. Today is International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

This year, the theme is #EachForEqual. An equal world is an enabled world and together we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.

I am committed to working to expand women's rights — specifically protecting the autonomy of their health care decisions and ensuring pay equity in the workplace. I support:

  • the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
  • expanding reproductive health care and birth control access
  • a permanent repeal of the Title X gag rule which seeks to limit reproductive freedom
  • legislation to protect pregnant workers and provide schedule flexibility to lower-wage workers without the threat of retaliation
  • legislation to promote equitable pay rates and increased minimum wages

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world.

This is only the beginning. Join the conversation on Facebook: how can we better empower the women in our community?


Posted on March 8, 2020.

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Rick Larsen

Meet Rick Larsen

Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.