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    Ensuring Fair Treatment for Women

    So many of us have experienced sexual assault and sexual harassment, and it’s painful to hear Donald Trump’s recent comments about women. His comments also strengthened my resolve to fight for fair treatment of women and of all Oregonians. As the mother of a young daughter, an attorney, and a legislator, I believe we must create a world in which women are treated fairly. I will continue fighting to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault and to improve our tools for addressing it.

    In the last two years I helped pass laws that improve how agencies process rape kit evidence, extend the statute of limitations for sexual assault crimes, and ensure confidentiality for survivors on college campuses so they can have privacy as they seek medical help and decide how to proceed. I co-sponsored laws to help victims of stalking obtain restraining orders at no charge, and to prevent domestic abusers from having guns.

    Oregonians of good will need to join together and make clear that all of us—women and men, girls and boys, black and white, gay and straight—deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity. I will work to make that happen.


    Sitting with my daughter at my desk on the House floor.

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