Women’s Rights

When women succeed, Florida succeeds. As Governor, Andrew would support the state legislature ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Florida should make it clear that civil rights will not be denied based on gender.

Andrew believes Florida must have Equal Pay for Equal Work, so women are given an equal opportunity to succeed at every level. As Governor, Andrew would push for equal pay legislation that levels the playing field for women in the workplace. A Gillum administration will work to protect and encourage women-owned businesses and lead by example to hire the best and brightest women to help lead our state forward.

When Governor Rick Scott and the Republican legislature tried to defund Planned Parenthood, Andrew called them out for jeopardizing women’s health with ideological games. As Governor, Andrew will stop the Legislature from using women’s health as a political football. Andrew trusts women to make their own healthcare decisions with their doctor — not politicians — and he will oppose any attempt to make it harder for women to access quality healthcare. He is the only candidate to propose a law protecting women’s access to no-cost contraceptive care under Obamacare.

As Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew launched a Family Friendly Workplaces program, with over 100 businesses from the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Priorities like paid sick days, work-sharing, health insurance, mental health programs, safe and clean breastfeeding rooms, on-site childcare centers and subsidies for childcare, attract talent and limit employee turnover. As Governor, Andrew will make Florida the best state in the country to live, work, and raise a family.