Donna Shalala on the Issues
Serious and complex problems deserve more than bluster and threats from President Trump, they require experienced leadership that seeks to implement intelligent solutions. There is nothing we can’t solve if we get over the partisan squabbling, focus on the real issues and put the well-being of people first.
Donna Shalala has been a leader in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and equality throughout her career. While we have made significant progress, too many barriers and inequalities remain. In Congress, Donna Shalala will continue to be an outspoken voice for women by:
- Working to close the gender pay gap
- Defending women’s health and fighting any attempt to roll back women’s reproductive freedom
- Addressing violence against women by fighting for legislation that protects and assists victims of sexual harassment, rape, and domestic abuse, while punishing the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.
Donna Shalala has been a groundbreaking, national leader in fighting for equality for women:
- As one of the founders of EMILY’s List, she has been on the front lines of efforts to elevate pro-choice women into positions of leadership in government decision-making throughout her career.
- As a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Donna Shalala has been widely recognized for her distinguished leadership. She served as Director of the National Women’s Law Center, and 1987, she became the first woman to lead a Big Ten school as the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was named a Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine, named one of 100 of America’s Most Important Women by Ladies Home Journal, and named as one of America’s 200 Most Influential Women by Vanity Fair.
- Donna Shalala has fought tirelessly for women in the workplace – not just to get their foot in the door but to take their rightful place in the ranks of leadership and on the board. During the Carter Administration, Donna served on the President’s Interagency Committee on Women Business Owners to address issues of women business owners and help them get the resources they need to succeed.
- As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala was at the forefront of the fight for women’s health and protection from violence. She was instrumental in passing the Violence Against Women Act, and along with Janet Reno, hosted the meetings of the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.
Miami-Dade deserves the bold and fearless action in the fight for women’s rights that Donna Shalala has led throughout her career. With your support and Donna Shalala’s leadership, we can make Miami-Dade and our country a safer, fairer place.