Issues Women’s Rights Women’s Rights We do not live in a fair and just society unless women have the same rights and opportunities as men. Women deserve equal pay for equal work and paid leave when starting a family. We must fight to protect women’s access to safe and affordable reproductive health care and a woman’s right to choose. Women’s voices also need to be … Unions and Livable Wage Unions and Livable Wage It is unconscionable that a person can work 8-12 hour days for 6-7 days a week and not be able to pay their bills because their wages are so low. In the meantime, CEOs and Wall-Street executives are paid increasingly obscene salaries. We have to ensure that a worker receives fair pay for a fair day’s work. We also must … Veterans Veterans We talk a lot about how much we appreciate what our veterans have done in the service of our country, but the talk is not backed up by action. Medical care for veterans is grossly underfunded. The promises we make to veterans for retraining and education are often broken. Veterans deserve more than just our gratitude – they deserve proper … Immigration Immigration Immigrants come to the U.S. today for the same reasons they have for the last five hundred years – to leave behind a difficult situation and to build a better life for their families. They are people who make this country better every single day! We must provide a path to citizenship for those who want to come here and … Animal Rights Animal Rights We share the planet with the most amazing, beautiful and intelligent creatures. Currently, we are in the process of killing off a number of endangered species that are crucial to our ecosystems. We must support efforts to stop horrific animal slaughters in places like the dog-meat markets of Asia, the dolphin hunting coves of Japan, and the elephant ivory slaughter in Africa. In our own country, we must strengthen animal abuse laws, provide for free spaying of pets, and end puppy mills.