Policy Advocacy

Q & A with Gender Justice's New Advocacy Director, Erin Maye Quade

In January, Gender Justice welcomed former Minnesota state legislator Erin Maye Quade as our new advocacy director. Maye Quade is a longtime champion of women’s, reproductive, and LGTBQ rights, and received national attention for fearlessly speaking out against the pervasive culture of sexual harassment within the statehouse. As a 2018 candidate for lieutenant governor, Maye Quade was the first LGBTQ person - and one of the youngest - to be endorsed on the ticket of a major political party in Minnesota. 

We asked Erin to talk about some of her recent experiences and outlook for the coming year. 

Support employees in the workplace – remove the “severe or pervasive” threshold.

Employees have a right to expect that they will have a workplace free of harassment and discrimination, and given a fair chance to succeed. Fixing the problem of sexual harassment will require change on many levels -- this bill is one of the most meaningful and powerful solutions we have.

Gender Justice Supports Minnesota's Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Gender Justice is a proud member of the Minnesotans for Paid Family and Medical Leave Coalition. We enthusiastically support and encourage our legislature to pass H.F. 5 this session to finally make it possible for all Minnesotans to both work and care for their families.