Abdul El-Sayed on Civil Rights
Equal pay, more opportunity, for women
To close the wage gap, I support policies that value-rather than punish-the choice to care for our families, including universal paid sick leave, parental leave, and robust financial support for childcare.
I will invest in programs that connect women to well-paying careers in nontraditional fields and pursue wage increases in sectors dominated by women, whenever and wherever possible.
Source: 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial website AbdulForMichigan.com
, Nov 1, 2017
Sensitive to women's rights and transgender people's rights
Though El-Sayed recognized his identity as a cisgender, straight man, he said his ethnic and religious background has made him more sensitive to issues of those of all identities, including women's rights and transgender people's rights.
"We have to believe that government is for the people by the people and that it hasn't been sold out to corporations or to money," El-Sayed said. "I'm not running for governor to be governor."
Source: MI Daily Staff on 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial race
, Mar 13, 2017
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