Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

Women's Issues

By protecting women, we protect families. As a former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, I have long fought to protect the rights of women, including full and equal economic opportunity through equitable pay and employment opportunities. In 6 in 10 families, a mother is the primary or co-breadwinner.  The persistent gaps in wages and opportunities for women have limited the resources available for families to purchase homes, save for college, and save for retirements.  I am dedicated to working to prevent violence against women and establish transitional housing for women and children who are victims of abuse.  As a leading member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I have also fought for reproductive freedom.

More on Women's Issues

August 26, 2017 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today, on the ninety-seventh anniversary of the 19th amendment, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement commemorating Women’s Equality Day:

March 8, 2017 Press Release

“For over 100 years, International Women's Day has been a time to stand up for women's rights, to acknowledge past accomplishments, and to confront the challenges ahead for American women and our sisters around the globe.

January 27, 2017 Press Release

     Last weekend, I was proud to stand with millions of women who marched around the country and around the world to say loud and clear that enough is enough – it’s time for women to get the respect and rights they deserve.

     The Republican response was simple and devastating; they have decided to double down on their anti-women agenda.

Let’s review what they’ve done in just the first week of the Trump Presidency:

January 27, 2017 Press Release

     Last weekend, I was proud to stand with millions of women who marched around the country and around the world to say loud and clear that enough is enough – it’s time for women to get the respect and rights they deserve.

     The Republican response was simple and devastating; they have decided to double down on their anti-women agenda.

Let’s review what they’ve done in just the first week of the Trump Presidency:

August 26, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO – Today, on the ninety-sixth anniversary of the 19th amendment, Representative Jan Schakowsky released the following statement commemorating Women’s Equality Day:

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