DEACON: I raised my son on my own, working hard just to get by. We had plenty of tough times but family, hard work and help from our community got us through. So I know it's critical to make sure women and families have a chance to succeed. I'll fight to make sure women are paid fairly for the work that they do. I'll work with Senator Gillibrand to pass paid family leave and I'll protect Planned Parenthood from Republican extremism to keep health care choices available to women.