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“I will always fight for a woman’s right to choose and the right to privacy. Reproductive issues are medical-related issues and they should be kept private between a woman and her doctor.” – Alma Adams

Alma Adams’ support for women’s reproductive rights is widely known throughout the district, the state, and nationally. She has been clear in all of her comments that women should make the choice about their bodies and that a woman cannot call herself free if she does not own and control her own body.

Now, more than ever, American households are relying on women for their primary source of income – and yet our country still pays women only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. While Congress took an important step in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Act, there is much more we need to do to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. In Congress, as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee on the House Committee on Education and Labor, Alma has led the fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to make it easier for women to know when they are being discriminated against and to prevent big corporations from retaliating against women who ask questions about their pay in relation to their male colleagues.

For decades, the US maternal mortality and morbidity rates have gotten worse for all mothers, but especially for Black women whose health outcomes are further compounded by systemic and structural racism.  As co-founder of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, she has successfully pushed to include the Momnibus (H.R.959 / S.346), in President Biden’s Build Back Better Act which will now provide $1.1 billion to address the maternal health crisis. Black Mamas Matter!