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.

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October 26, 2020 Press Release

EVANSTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Providers & Clinics Task Force, reacted to the vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court:

October 25, 2020 Video

In this week's update, I talk about the latest on Coronavirus numbers and the ongoing relief package negotiations. And remind everyone to get out and vote!

October 17, 2020 Video

Updates on the coronavirus, Amy Coney Barrett, and discussions on COVID-19 relief package.

October 2, 2020 Video

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasn't home today when the Democratic Women's Caucus went to deliver a message on behalf of the women of America. Women are not going back. No confirmation of a Supreme Court justice while this election is actually going on.

October 2, 2020 Video

Here's my weekly video update for my constituents. I address President Trump's COVID diagnosis, the latest Coronavirus numbers, votes by the House to condemn QAnon and the forced sterilization of women in ICE custody, and other updates.

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