Today is Equal Pay Day, the day when American women’s wages catch up to men’s 2012 wages. I was proud to work with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to provide American women with more information to help close the wage gap. As your Lieutenant Governor, I will fight for paycheck equality in Virginia. There’s still a lot of work to do, but I want to ensure that my daughters grow up in a Virginia where they have the same opportunities for success as everyone.
The future of business, innovation, and our economy will depend on ensuring women have every opportunity for success. This powerful infographic shows the importance of diversity in business leadership. We must do more to respect and empower Virginia women.
One hundred years ago, women marched on Washington to demand the vote. Today, we honor the heroes who reached for the ballot and commit ourselves to protecting everyone’s right to vote.
ARLINGTON, VA – Today, candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor Aneesh Chopra submitted the following public comment on proposed regulations regarding women’s health centers. The regulations in question would place burdensome and unnecessary regulations on facilities that provide health services to Virginia women. Chopra’s comment comes during the Virginia Board of Health’s 60-day public comment period.
“These proposed regulations do nothing to protect the health of Virginia women. This is yet another embarrassing attempt by politicians to attack the rights of women. I oppose these regulations and strongly urge the Virginia Board of Health to reject them.
“The purpose of these regulations is clear: to use whatever means necessary to hamper a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions. Despite a bipartisan outcry against these regulations, the Governor and Attorney General bowed to pressure from the extreme fringe of their party and resisted any attempts to amend them. In fact, the Governor’s own economic advisers admit the regulations will burden businesses and cause job losses.
“If we want to encourage growth and innovation in Virginia, we have to stop these shameful attacks on women. The simple truth is that if we continue down this road, people will not choose Virginia as the place to raise a family or start a business.”