As a Congresswoman, Zerqa will work across the aisle to support policies that:
Protect a woman’s right to choose
Support equal pay for women
End the pink tax – create national prohibition on price discrimination based on gender
Provide for more investment in women’s empowerment initiatives
Having been raised by a highly educated, powerful and independent mother and a very supportive father, Zerqa has a track record of uplifting and empowering women from all socio-economic backgrounds. Throughout her adult life she has been advocating for the equal rights of women. She is a fierce advocate and a very successful community organizer against domestic and family violence. In 2009, she launched a national initiative, Project Sakinah, to address domestic and family violence within the American Muslim community. She launched community action teams throughout the States. Later on she launched MY Project USA to save girls from human trafficking and other kinds of violence.
When it comes to speaking up for women rights, she is a fearless advocate. She has been attacked by some religious leaders because of her advocacy, but they failed to deter her. She has confronted abusers and abusive systems in various settings throughout her life.
She also has been focused on women empowerment through education, job training and entrepreneurship. She fosters strong women by providing them shelter, education, training and opportunities to grow and to be who they want to be.
As a woman, and a mother of three daughters, she will be a fierce advocate of women’s rights and empowerment in Congress.