When women succeed, Florida succeeds. As Governor, Andrew would support the state legislature ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Florida should make clear that civil rights will not be denied based on gender.
Andrew also believes that our state will thrive under Equal Pay for Equal Work and when women are given the 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.
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 breast-feeding rooms, on-site childcare centers and subsidies for childcare, attract talent and limit employee turnover. As Governor, Andrew will work to make Florida the best place to work, and the best state in the country for children and families.