The Riveter 2020: We Decide

Cory Booker

Cory Booker is a U.S. Senator for New Jersey since 2013. He previously served as Mayor of Newark, NJ and was an advocate and organizer for affordable housing.

The Riveter Report

Campaign leadership positions held by women:

60.0%

Appearing at The Riveter?

Yes. Appeared at The Riveter Seattle, May 31, 2019.

Would be the first woman president?

No.

The Riveter’s 3 Questions

What’s one thing you, as a candidate, can do right now to make equity of opportunity for women a reality?

CB: One tangible and immediate thing a candidate has control over is their campaign. I feel very strongly that my campaign team must reflect the diversity of our country. When I started building it, hiring women in key roles and paying everyone fairly was a huge priority. I’m proud that nearly 60 percent of my senior team are women.


What role do men have in creating a future of gender equity?

CB: I think it’s particularly incumbent on men to speak out and stand shoulder to shoulder with the women who are leading the charge to make our country more equitable. It’s not enough for men to just listen to and understand women — we must join the fight because we should all have the right to control our own bodies, we should all have access to the same opportunities, and we should all be treated with the same level of respect.

Standing up for women means standing up for…

CB: A fairer and more just nation for everyone. We as a country will never reach our full potential as long as women are underrepresented, undervalued, or underappreciated.

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