Women's Rights

Women's Rights

My mentor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg1, spent her career fighting to ensure that women receive equal protection under the law. Here in Colorado, we’ve led the fight for women’s rights, becoming the first state to enact women’s suffrage by popular vote and liberalizing our abortion laws before Roe v. Wade. Equal rights for women are non-negotiable. I will continue to fight for equal justice for all as your next Attorney General.

At a time when the Supreme Court is posed to undermine reproductive rights, we cannot elect an Attorney General who opposes Roe v. Wade; my opponent has called for this decision to be overruled2. If women do not have autonomy over their bodies and healthcare decisions, then they do not receive the equal protection our Constitution guarantees. As your next Attorney General, I will fight tirelessly to ensure that women are treated equally and fairly.

As Attorney General, I will:
  • Defend women’s access to transparent healthcare information, affordable contraceptives, and safe choices about their health care3. Our federal government has repeatedly tried to undermine women’s health care choices.  I will protect Colorado from these actions.
  • Fight for equal pay for equal work4, and fight against sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination against women in the workplace.  I will not only protect these rights through policy and legal action, I will make the Attorney General’s office a model in recruiting, supporting, and promoting women, creating a first-ever Deputy Attorney General for Diversity and Inclusiveness.
  • Create a Sexual Assault Assistance Unit of specialized prosecutors and investigators in the Attorney General’s office to offer their experience and expertise to district attorneys across the state on sexual assault cases.  It is essential that we train investigators to ensure that survivors feel heard and respected when interacting with law enforcement. Taking the wrong approach to sexual assault cases can lead to further mistreatment of victims in the process and make or break such cases.  Consequently, we must train law enforcement on how to recognize, understand, and respond effectively and empathetically to trauma victims.
As Attorney General, I will:
  • Defend women’s access to transparent healthcare information, affordable contraceptives, and safe choices about their health care3. Our federal government has repeatedly tried to undermine women’s health care choices.  I will protect Colorado from these actions.
  • Fight for equal pay for equal work4, and fight against sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination against women in the workplace.  I will not only protect these rights through policy and legal action, I will make the Attorney General’s office a model in recruiting, supporting, and promoting women, creating a first-ever Deputy Attorney General for Diversity and Inclusiveness.
  • Create a Sexual Assault Assistance Unit of specialized prosecutors and investigators in the Attorney General’s office to offer their experience and expertise to district attorneys across the state on sexual assault cases.  It is essential that we train investigators to ensure that survivors feel heard and respected when interacting with law enforcement. Taking the wrong approach to sexual assault cases can lead to further mistreatment of victims in the process and make or break such cases.  Consequently, we must train law enforcement on how to recognize, understand, and respond effectively and empathetically to trauma victims.