With just 99 days to go until the election. Joe Biden has released what he calls an “Agenda for Women.” In a post on Medium, Biden’s team writes:
Women — particularly women of color — have never had a fair shot to get ahead in this country. Today, too many women are struggling to make ends meet and support their families, and are worried about the economic future for their children. This was true before the COVID-19 crisis, but the current global health crisis has exacerbated these realities for women.
His proposal includes:
- Fighting for equal pay, investing in women-owned small businesses, expanding access to education and training, and strengthening pay and benefits in careers disproportionately filled by women.
- Expanding access to affordable child care and care for older Americans and people with disabilities, and provide paid leave and other important workplace benefits and protections.
- End violence against women
- Protect and empower women around the world
The plan also states:
Biden will start on day one of his Administration leading by example, making sure his political appointees, including his Cabinet, and our entire federal workforce look like the country they serve. Biden has committed to selecting a woman to be his Vice President and an African American woman to be his first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Read the full plan here.