The Riveter 2020: We Decide

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, popularly known as Mayor Pete, is the Mayor of South Bend, IN since 2012 and formerly served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

The Riveter Report

Campaign leadership positions held by women:

53%

Appearing at The Riveter?

Yes. The Riveter at The Showbox, Seattle, July 23, 2019.

Would be the first woman president?

No.

The Riveter 3 Questions

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

PB: The next president needs to be the strongest president ever on women’s rights, gender equality, and inclusion. On this campaign, we are prioritizing having women lead in the rooms where decisions are made, and we’re speaking out against attempts to curtail freedom for women around the country. Companies and organizations that do a better job with gender equity and women in leadership are more successful, not just fairer and better.

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

PB: This is a moment when we must reach into our identities as a way to support one another. I shouldn’t have to be a woman to stand up for women’s autonomy and freedom. We must all stand up for each other, because we are all better off when everyone is given an equal opportunity to succeed. 

Standing up for women means standing up for… 

PB: …reproductive freedom, especially for low-income women. And it means fighting for policies to reduce the appalling rate of Black mothers dying everyday in this country. It also means making sure that we pay women fairly — because we cannot succeed as a nation if half the country is held back. 

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