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  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Women's Issues

    WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Like so many, it feels personal and not real. Justice Ginsburg recently surmounted so many health issues to contribute and serve her country. Absence her championing the rights of women for liberty and justice for all, we would not be where we are. Her legacy of equality lives on in all those who had her as their lawyer or benefitted from her rulings on th... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Protect Pregnant Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Women's Issues

    In an era when a rising number of women work later into their pregnancies to maintain their family’s financial security, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA-53) voted for critical bipartisan legislation to secure pregnant women’s rights to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), of which Davis is cosponsor, passed in the House of Representatives on a strong bipartisan vote of 329-74. “At a time when the COVID-19 crisis threatens many people’s econom... Read more

  • Congress Must Codify Roe v. Wade into Law
    Posted in Editorials on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Women’s health care is under assault like we’ve never seen before. States around the country are racing to enact bans on abortion, which will do nothing more than put women’s lives at risk. So far, eight states have enacted bans. Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio have been described as passing bills that fall short of an outright ban. These so-called heartbeat bills prohibit abortions after six to eight weeks. Since most women don’t realize they are pregnant until around 15 or 1... Read more

  • Davis and Democrats Urge Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote, Allow Thorough Investigation into Sexual Assault Allegations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Good Government

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) joined her Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to all U.S. Senators outlining concerns with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Given the credible and disturbing allegations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the Members urged that the Senate delay any vote until a thorough investigation of the allegations has occurred. In part, the letter reads, “To hold a vote now would be an insult to women and girls, sending a power... Read more

  • Senate should not act on a Supreme Court nominee until Mueller investigation ends
    Posted in Editorials on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Good Government

    Filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court is one of the most consequential decisions of our time. The balance of the court is at stake — as is the health of our democracy. Our courts are a check on power and abuse. Supreme Court justices have final say on such matters. They must be independent and free from any hint of compromise. That’s why a president who is the subject of a criminal investigation should not be allowed to choose a Supreme Court justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller is in the ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Will Host #MeTooNatSec Advocate as Her Guest to the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced that Jenna Ben-Yehuda will be her guest to the State of the Union on Tuesday. Ms. Ben-Yehuda, a former State Department official, has helped launch the #metoonatsec movement. In November, over 200 women who work on national security signed an open letter – co-authored by Ms. Ben-Yehuda - about surviving or knowing someone who experienced sexual harassment and assault. The letter calls on national security agencies to make meaningful ... Read more

  • Will 2018 be the Year of the Woman?
    Posted in Editorials on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Women have been fighting for their rights throughout this nation’s history. As a woman who has been active in women’s empowerment as a leader with the League of Women Voters in the 1970’s, I’m moved to see that women are more motivated and inspired than they have been in many years. We are not going anywhere—we are only stronger now. We are fighting back against pervasive harassment and repression, we are winning elections, and we are demanding respect. What an inspiration it was to take part in... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls for Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs, Women's Issues

    April 4, Equal Pay Day, marks the extra days into the new year a woman would have to work to earn as much as a man. Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) cosponsored legislation to strengthen the Equal Pay Act. Davis joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in cosponsoring the bill in the House and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. has been working to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. “Four in ten women are the sole earner for ... Read more

  • Women in politics: Offering different insights
    Posted in Editorials on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues

    Before Donald Trump became president, I was lucky to have 50 people attend a town-hall meeting. Now when I announce a public event, thousands of people RSVP within hours. My constituents are enraged and engaged in a way I’ve never seen before. As the first big meeting approached, I was curious who was behind all those RSVPs … who would be there? As I scanned the enormous crowd for the first time, I noticed one common thread — they were by and large (but not entirely) female. We estimate that abo... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Reinstatement of Global Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump reinstating the Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy. His Executive Order will restrict U.S. funding to organizations that provide basic health care and family planning services to the poorest families around the world. “Reinstating the global gag rule is a threat to women’s health around the world. Studies have shows that access to family planning services actually reduces incidents of ... Read more

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