Amelia Morrison Hipps
Amelia Morrison Hipps is running for State Representative in District 46, which includes parts of Wilson, DeKalb, and Cannon counties. Amelia worked for 25 years in community-based journalism, and she is a former editor of the Lebanon Democrat and a former information officer for the Wilson County Schools. She supports WTF goals of health care access, pay equity, and reproductive justice.
Here is Amelia in her own words:
Today, the people of District 46 are watching our State Legislature act without thought as to the consequences of their actions. We are hungry for quality government and for elected officials who are committed to the needs of all citizens in our communities.
I believe in empowering women in all areas of their lives. They should be considered equally with men for positions for which they are qualified. Employers should not view pregnancy as an illness or inconvenience, but rather a natural stage in life. Women who elect to have children—or not to have them–should not be penalized for decisions that only they should make. And women should have equal pay for equal work in the state of Tennessee. It is already on the books at the federal level, but the majority of the women impacted in our state cannot afford to jeopardize their jobs or hire an attorney to bring litigation to enforce it. It is far too easy to skirt equal pay requirements. That needs to change at the state level and every employer should have to abide by it or face stiff penalties.
The citizens of District 46 need a strong, experienced voice for their communities, and Amelia Morrison Hipps will be that voice.
Learn more at www.hipps4tn46.com