Gender Equality

Our nation has made incredible progress throughout our history to overcome discrimination and create a more equitable society. But, we still have more work to ensure all Americans are guaranteed the same rights and opportunities regardless of gender, race, class, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. Women, especially LGBTQ folks and women of color, face higher levels of discrimination, harassment, and assault. District 7 deserves a Representative who vows to advocate and fight for gender equality.

  • It is a great shame that in the year 2017, American women continue to only make $0.79 for every dollar earned by a man doing comparable work. This injustice is even worse for Black ($0.64) and Latina ($0.57) women. Peter Jacob supports the Paycheck Fairness Act that would guarantee equal pay for equal work.
  • Peter Jacob opposes efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and otherwise limit access to women’s health services.