Defending Women's Rights

Women’s rights and reproductive care are under assault every day by Republicans in Washington and across the country, something that’s continued unabated even during COVID-19. David Buchwald has always been a strong advocate for women’s rights. He believes in protecting a woman's ability to make her own healthcare decisions, equal pay for equal work, and ensuring protections in the workplace. As an Assemblymember, Buchwald co-sponsored the New York Reproductive Health Act, protecting a woman’s right to choose. And he helped New York State provide Planned Parenthood with a funding backstop in case the federal government went after its funding, which recently kicked into effect when the Trump Administration blocked the group from receiving Title X funds. Buchwald will go to Congress ready to vote to protect Roe v. Wade, restore funding for Planned Parenthood, and re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act.

David Buchwald fight to:

  • Restore funding to Planned Parenthood, so that their affiliated network of over 600 health centers can provide the wide range of safe, reliable health care services that each community needs. 
  • Repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents many low-income women and women of color from accessing critical family planning services.
  • Codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, building on Buchwald’s successful efforts to enshrine Roe v. Wade into New York State law via New York’s Reproductive Health Act. 
  • Re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds vital anti-abuse programs. 
  • Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure that men and women are paid the same for equal work.
  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to help working families, women, and communities of color make ends meet. 
  • End the “Global Gag Rule” that denies U.S. federal funds for NGOs that provide family planning services. 

Buchwald has always fought for women’s rights, co-sponsoring bills in the State Assembly like the Reproductive Health Act, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, the Boss Bill (which prohibits employment discrimination based on an individual’s or a dependent’s reproductive health decisions), and the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act. Buchwald was endorsed by groups like WCLA PAC in his races for State Assembly in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, is rated as “Pro-Choice” by in his campaign for Congress, and will go to Washington to fight to protect everyone’s fundamental rights and ensure equality for all.