People in the United States of America have the right to live with dignity and respect. And it is on us as a people, and on elected representatives of the people, to ensure that sacred right is fiercely defended – no matter one’s race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Nancy Fighting Back:
Under the Speakership of Nancy Pelosi, Democrats passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act which was the first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama. Democrats know that when women succeed, America succeeds — and we continue to fight to end the injustice of the gender wage gap with the Paycheck Fairness Act, provide affordable child care through Democrats’ A Better Deal, and grant much-needed paid sick leave for working parents. We will continue to fight to end harassment, abuse and discrimination against women in every sector of our society
From repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Democrats have made much-needed progress toward ending discrimination against the LGBT community. But more must be done to achieve full equality under the law. That is why with Democrats will continue fighting for the Equality Act and ensure our courageous transgender troops are protected from Trump’s misguided policies that punishes people for who they are.
Just as the military leaves no soldier behind on the battlefield, as Democrats and elected officials, we will leave no veteran behind when they return home. Under my Speakership, Democrats were proud to have passed the largest increases in veterans’ funding; spearheaded educational opportunities for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their spouses and children with the Post 9/11 GI Bill; fought veteran homelessness and Republican efforts to privatize the VA and profit from veterans’ health care; and so much more. We will continue to stand with and protect veterans and their families who’ve defended our country, our democracy and our ideals.
Our nation is one made up of immigrants from all parts of the world. Every newcomer, who brings their dreams, optimism and aspiration, contributes to our social, economic and political fabric – making America more American. Under Republican control of Washington, immigrants face an anti-immigrant agenda that instills fear and tears families apart.
Democrats continue to champion a bipartisan solution that will grant our brave DREAMers the opportunity to live in and continue contributing to the only country they love and call home. While the GOP demonizes hard-working immigrant families, Leader Pelosi and Democrats won’t stop fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.