Supporting women's rights
Jennifer will be part of an important shift in the Pennsylvania Legislature, in which currently less than ⅕ of the elected representatives are women. One of her top priorities is to support women running for office to fix this massive gender disparity. She is proudly endorsed by Represent! PA and graduated with the Class of 2018 from Emerge PA, two organizations supporting strong, progressive female candidates, and State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky, who has fought tirelessly to support victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse when they bravely speak up. Jennifer will work to ensure no government funds are being used to cover up or hide cases of sexual abuse within our government.
Jennifer is also a strong advocate of a woman’s right to choose what happens with her body and believes politicians don't belong in the doctors office. Her male opponent has voted multiple times to ban access to legal evidence-based care for women. As a legislator, Jennifer will fight for women’s freedom to choose and ensure women have access to quality health and contraceptive care across Pennsylvania.
Jennifer also recognizes that steps need to be taken to protect working mothers, including ensuring private spaces to breastfeed in the workplace and allowing for the certification of lactation consultants. Jennifer will support woman's right to choose to breastfeed and fight to protect access to safe spaces for woman to do so.