By Representative Baca
I am pleased to announce that I've recently received a 100% voting record from the American Association of University Women Action Fund (AAUW) in its evaluation of Congress. The AAUW is a nationwide network of advocates whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research; they have compiled a legislative scorecard evaluating Senators and Members of the House of Representatives for votes taken in Congress on issues related to education, economic security, and civil rights.
As a husband, father, and grandfather, I am committed to working in Congress for policies that advance equality of opportunity for all of America's women. I appreciate being recognized by the AAUW for my efforts to support vital education, economic security, and civil rights policies that help to protect and strengthen the critical role of women in our society.
The AAUW scorecard is based on votes taken on key issues pertaining to equity for women and girls in the first session of the 112th Congress (2011), and includes measures on important subjects such as funding for violence prevention programs, funding for critical education and after school programs, and women's access to affordable health care services.
Especially with March being Women's History Month, I am proud of this recognition, and will continue to address the issues that are important to women in the Inland Empire and across our great nation -- including promoting quality and affordable education, ensuring access to safe and affordable health services, and ending pay discrimination in the work place.
JOE BACA, Congressman
43rd Congressional District