Strong on Womens issues and opportunities

The Democratic Party has always advocated for women rights and promoted opportunities for women. In Jefferson County, we are proud to support “the most qualified person ever to run for President, Hillary Clinton” and locally, we are proud to support the most qualified person for County Sheriff, Zena Stephens, who is the only candidate who has been in charge of a law enforcement agency. Both are strong and accomplished women.

As you can see below, The Democratic Party stands head and shoulders above the Republicans on women’s rights and opportunities. Please help us elect our first woman President and the first African American woman sheriff in the state of Texas.




  • Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation President Obama signed into law, to help ensure that women get equal pay for equal work under federal anti-discrimination laws
  • Supported the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would give women the tools to fight pay discrimination in the workplace
  • Convened an Equal Pay Task Force to ensure that existing equal pay laws are being properly enforced


  • represent more than half of minimum wage workers. Raising the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would benefit 15.5 million working women
  • states that assist low income families with the cost of childcare
  • support for paid sick leave programs
  • women with reasonable break times and private spaces at work to express breast milk, up until a child’s first birthday


  • to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, women could be charged higher insurance premiums than men because of their gender. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women can no-longer be discriminated against on account of their gender
  • to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies could discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions, including pregnancy
  • Affordable Care Act has provided over 47 million women with guaranteed access to free preventive services, such as cancer screenings


  • Reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act
  • Ended discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for federal contractors


ARE DIVERSE:  Nearly 34% of women in the U.S. are women of color representing 18% of the entire
U.S. population
ARE PROGRESSIVE:  According to an April 2014 Washington Post poll, 36 percent of women described themselves as Democrats, which is 16 percent higher than those identifying as Republican; In the 2012 election, 55% of all women who voted supported President Obama
ARE WORKERS:  Out of 127.1 million working age women in the U.S., 72.7 million women were in the labor force
ARE VOTERS:  Women made up 53% of the voters in the 2012 elections, and Obama won the support of women voters 56 to 44. Women voters were able to determine the outcome of the 2012 presidential election