EQUAL RIGHTS

Holding Hands

The fight for equal rights is not over.

Republicans in state houses across our country are doing their best to diminish the most fundamental rights of LGBTQ+ citizens. As a transgender woman, I find it heartbreaking that we are still fighting for equal rights LGBTQ+ community members like myself.

Bottom line —
equal rights is non-negotiable.

Therefore, my platform takes the issue of equality for all head-on. For starters we must pass the Equality Act, which creates a nationwide standard for non-discrimination. We need to address and take on assaults from state legislators that are doing whatever they can to harm and threaten lives of LGBTQ+ people and their families. Such cruelty and discrimination should never be okay in America.


Additionally, it’s why we need to look at and address the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people, whether they are encountering housing discrimination, facing challenges accessing healthcare, or living as survivors of sexual violence, among many issues.

In Congress, Jessica will support the
following proposed and active legislation:

H.R. 5: Equality Act

Prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system

H.R. 3488

Prohibits any child welfare agency receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating against any potential foster or adoptive family on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status

H.R. 5: 6117

Requires private health insurance plans to cover prescription drugs that prevent HIV, including related screenings, diagnostic procedures, administrative fees, and clinical follow-ups, without any cost-sharing obligation for the plan holder