Women’s Rights


Strong Women, Strong World. When women succeed, America succeeds, but when SFSU College Fem Dems succeed, the world succeeds!

Strong Women, Strong World. When women succeed, America succeeds, but when SFSU College Dems succeed, the world succeeds!


Women’s rights is about more than just policy. It’s about a level playing field and being aware of the biases in society that have long been a hinderance to women and actively dealing with these challenges with progressive solutions. The San Francisco State University College Democrats fully support the affirmative action policies of the California Democratic Party and are committed to electing more women to office each year. California has long been a pioneer not just in women’s rights but in leadership. We are the proud home of progressive icons such as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as well as our two senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. California is also home to many rising female stars in the Democratic Party, such as San Francisco’s own Fiona Ma, Betty Yee, and Kamala Harris.

Policy-wise, supporting a woman’s right to choose and have control over her medical decisions is crucial to an equal society. That’s why San Francisco State University College Democrats are strong proponents of groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL – both of which we have hosted at our meetings. We also believe that access to health care, especially basic screenings and exams, should be affordable to all women, and we support policies and programs that expand coverage statewide. Equal pay for equal work, as well as progressive childcare and maternity leave policies are crucial to advancing women in the workplace. We also support the Violence Against Women Act, and believe that fighting for women’s rights is something that both men and women should be actively engaged in. Educating young people on the issues of women’s rights is crucial to creating a society that equal both in the law and in practice.