In Washington state, women make only 78.2 cents for every dollar made by a man. The wage gap for women of color is even higher. Marcus knows that we can’t have real economic opportunity in Washington state when so many are getting short-changed. In addition to paycheck fairness, he will continue to advocate for paid family leave and legislation to prevent pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Marcus believes in a woman’s right to choose in reproductive health decisions. The state should not interfere in those decisions, and neither should an employer or an insurance company. Women’s issues are family issues, and Marcus will continue to be a strong champion for Washington’s families.