Sunday, 9 November 2014

Letter: Ron Erhardt supports women’s rights

Ron Erhardt is and has always been an unwavering supporter of women’s rights. Whether it is leaving the decision about motherhood in the hands of the mother or equal pay for equal work, Ron supports women as first-class citizens under the law.
In 2013, the Legislature pass the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), which covered many aspects of the workplace which affect women. Ron supported this legislation. The areas covered by this act include encouraging girls to go into high-paying fields of employment, creating more flexibility in family and sick leave, and giving all employees legal protection to discuss their salaries so women can find out if they are being paid less than their male peers.
Ron Erhardt works very hard at the Legislature and is an expert on finance and transportation. However, if you want to see his fiery side, get him talking about women’s equality. Very few people care as deeply about the dignity and rights of women under the law. He cares, and he acts on his beliefs. For this reason, Ron has earned the endorsement of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and the Dakotas and NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.
I have been proud to serve as co-chair to Ron Erhardt’s campaigns in 2012 and 2014. I am also a named supporter of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act. Women and men of Edina who believe their work should be compensated by its worth, not by their gender, need to vote for Ron Erhardt on Nov. 4.

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