CONCORD – This week, in advance of Women’s Equality Day on Friday, Governor Hassan will highlight critical issues for Granite State women and families, including access to affordable health care and expanding economic opportunity. Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 19th Amendment taking effect and calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
Governor Hassan will visit the Equality Health Center today to highlight the importance of standing up for a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions and access affordable, quality health care. Later this week, she will discuss the importance of expanding economic opportunity for women and families and ensuring that all Granite Staters earn equal pay for equal work.
“As Governor, I have fought to ensure that all Granite State women and families have the opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead – and that’s exactly what I will do in the United States Senate,” said Governor Maggie Hassan. “It is unacceptable that Washington is still playing politics with women’s health and economic security. As Senator, I will fight to protect women’s access to affordable, quality health care, support paid family leave and ensure that all Granite Staters earn equal pay for equal work.”
Maggie has always fought to expand economic opportunity for women and families. As Governor, she was proud to sign New Hampshire’s Paycheck Fairness Act to help ensure that women receive equal pay for an equal day’s work and she supports passing the federal Paycheck Fairness Act to build on this progress. She also strongly supports efforts to expand paid family leave to ensure that workers are able to support their families during times of need at home.
As Governor, Maggie also restored family planning funds, including successfully restoring funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides critical primary and preventive health care services to thousands of New Hampshire women, including preventative care, birth control and cancer screenings.
“I will always stand up for a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions and ensure that everyone who works hard has the opportunity to succeed,” added Governor Hassan.