Defending Reproductive Freedom

My journey from childhood abuse and sexual assault – stories shared by 40% of Oklahoma women – personally shaped my commitment to advocating for women’s freedom.

Overcoming barriers in the male-dominated field of cybersecurity further fueled my passion to empower women and advocate for representation in all areas of life. By leading initiatives like ‘Women in Cyber Leadership’ and teaching ‘Smart Girls’ at the Boys and Girls Club, I have combined my personal resilience with professional leadership to ensure women have access to comprehensive healthcare, education, and support services. In Oklahoma, we face significant challenges in women’s wellbeing—from ranking last in the U.S. in several key indicators to having high female incarceration rates, limited healthcare access, and wage disparities. These issues demand urgent action. I am committed to changing these statistics and improving life for all women in our state and beyond. 

As your Congresswoman, my focus will be on addressing the critical issues impacting women, with the goal of transforming Oklahoma from last place to a leading state in terms of women’s well-being. The women of Oklahoma—our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends—deserve a future where their rights, health, and economic security are not just protected but actively championed.

  • Fight for Reproductive Freedom: Advocate for federal legislation that defends a woman’s right to reproductive healthcare, to ensure access to safe and legal reproductive health care across the nation. 
  • Expand Reproductive Education and Access: Increase access to reproductive education and contraceptives, ensuring every woman in America has the necessary resources and information to confidently navigate her healthcare needs, both during and after pregnancy. Expand childcare access and strengthen paid leave policies to support families in leading healthy and productive lives.
  • Strengthen Family Services: Bolster WIC and family services to address Oklahoma’s challenges in maternal and reproductive health, focusing on reducing the teen birth rate and low birth weight in newborns through improved prenatal and postpartum care.
  • Invest in Women’s Health Research and Equity: Prioritize funding for women’s health research to spearhead global improvements in healthcare quality. Expand Medicaid and public programs in Oklahoma to reduce the number of uninsured women, ensuring wider access to vital medical services. Specifically address racial disparities in maternal and infant health among diverse communities, aiming to improve outcomes and ensure equitable healthcare for all women.