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Karen's Plan: Empowering Women In New Castle County - A Commitment To Progress

 

Empowering women in New Castle County is a key priority for me as I run for County Executive. With eight years of experience as President of New Castle County Council, I have championed initiatives that promote women's health, economic development, housing, and safety. Our County provides comprehensive healthcare, job training, and support for women entrepreneurs, alongside affordable housing and specialized public safety services. During my tenure, I have advocated for equal pay, family-friendly workplace policies, and educational programs for young women in STEM. As County Executive, I will expand healthcare services, enhance economic opportunities, and strengthen community support for women, ensuring New Castle County is a place where every woman can thrive. My commitment to this cause is personal, as a mother of four, including three daughters. Together, we can make New Castle County the best place for women to live, work, and raise their families.

Empowering Women in New Castle County: A Commitment to Progress

 

As a candidate for New Castle County Executive, I am dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of women in our community. With eight years of experience as the President of New Castle County Council, I have consistently supported, advocated for, and, at times, written and sponsored legislation that benefits women across our County. My experience and dedication to this cause underscore the importance of having a leader who understands and prioritizes the needs and contributions of women.

Services and Programs for Women

New Castle County Government provides a wide range of services and programs designed to support and empower women:​​

 Healthcare and Wellness

Access to comprehensive healthcare services, including preventive care, maternal health, and mental health support, is a priority. We ensure that women have the resources they need to maintain their health and well-being.

Economic Development and Job Training

Initiatives to support women entrepreneurs and provide job training programs help women gain financial independence and advance in their careers. Programs like the Women's Business Enterprise Program offer guidance and resources for women-owned businesses.

Housing and Community Development

Affordable housing options and community development projects ensure that women and families have safe and stable living environments. We work to address housing disparities and support women in achieving homeownership.

Public Safety

Our public safety initiatives include specialized support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, ensuring that women have the protection and resources they need to feel safe in their communities.

My Contributions as President of New Castle County Council

During my tenure as President of New Castle County Council, I have championed numerous initiatives that benefit women:

Advocacy for Equal Pay

I have supported legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap, ensuring that women receive fair compensation for their work.

Support for Working Mothers

Understanding the challenges faced by working mothers, I have advocated for family-friendly workplace policies, including paid family leave and affordable childcare services.

Education and Mentorship

I have promoted programs that encourage young women to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, providing mentorship opportunities and scholarships to support their ambitions

My Vision as County Executive

As your next County Executive, I will continue to prioritize the needs and aspirations of women in New Castle County:

Expanding Healthcare Services

I will work to increase access to healthcare services, with a focus on reproductive health and mental health support for women.

Enhancing Economic Opportunities

I will promote initiatives that support women-owned businesses and provide job training programs that help women advance in their careers.

Strengthening Community Support

I will advocate for more affordable housing options and community development projects that benefit women and families, ensuring safe and stable living environments.

Championing Public Safety

I will continue to support public safety initiatives that protect women from domestic violence and sexual assault, providing them with the resources and support they need.

Experience matters, and my commitment to the women of New Castle County is unwavering. As a mother of four, including three accomplished daughters, I understand the unique challenges and opportunities that women face. Together, we can build a community where every woman has the opportunity to thrive. Join me in making New Castle County the best County in the Country for women to live, work, and raise their families.

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