The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a long established organization that “empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.” For over 30 years, the AAUW releases a Congressional voting record, which provides information on how members of Congress voted on legislation critical to women and girl’s education, economic security, and civil rights. Congressman Adam Smith was thrilled to learn that his voting record earned him a perfect score of 100 from the AAUW.
Adam earned this score by cosponsoring women’s rights legislation such as creating an equal rights amendment to the Constitution that guarantees equal treatment to all people regardless of sex. Adam has also supported the High School Athletics Accountability Act, which makes sure schools are staying true to their promise of having equal representation of women in high school athletics. The Congressman also fights for equal pay by cosponsoring the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would empower women to negotiate fair salaries and strengthen penalties against employers who are found guilty of such pay discrimination. Further, Adam is a strong supporter of the Title X Family Planning program, which grants funds to health care facilities such as Planned Parenthood and allows impoverished women and girls access to preventative and basic health care.
Congressman Smith is proud to support legislation to help ensure that women receive equitable access to educational opportunities, protection from domestic violence, equal pay, and preventative and reproductive health care. These critical issues will continue to be among the Congressman’s top priorities in Congress.