Congresswoman Kay Granger Supports Empowering Women At Home And Abroad
The Texas Representative desires more opportunities for women in education and the workforce.
Kay Granger is the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She has been recognized by CQ's Roll Call as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Congress.
Kay recognizes the many challenges than women face when attempting to break the glass ceiling.
Thanks @RepKayGranger for joining our CEO to discuss the challenges facing women leaders at our Women's Impact Network Forum. #WeAreLM pic.twitter.com/RZdWWRp9jp— Lockheed Martin (@LockheedMartin) November 6, 2017
She staunchly believes that women play a pivotal role in the health of America's economy.
"I don't think many people appreciate the widespread and important role women play in the economy – they are the mothers, small business owners, homeowners and workers," said Granger. "They truly make up the backbone of our economy."
She has been a champion for women's rights in underdeveloped nations and applauds Afghanistan's efforts to move away from its past of banning women from public space.
Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting w/ Former First Lady @laurawbush & Her Excellency Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan (1/2) pic.twitter.com/psNJf7Z3Ot— Rep. Kay Granger (@RepKayGranger) November 2, 2017
We must support women of Afghanistan, who after yrs of being banned from public space, have persevered & progressed in extraordinary ways— Rep. Kay Granger (@RepKayGranger) November 2, 2017
Kay is pro-life and does not support federal funds being used for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion and disagrees with partial-birth abortions except to save the mother's life. However, she has voted no on banning Family Planning funding in American aid abroad.
Watch Kay's speech at the CARE Conference and International Women's Day Celebration below:
Stay tuned for more information on how this progressive Congresswoman is empowering women across the country and abroad.