Russet is a strong believer in women's rights and will advocate for the equal treatment of women in every aspect of their lives. As a woman and mother of a young daughter, she understands first-hand the importance of the issues facing women in Virginia.
Russet believes in protecting a woman's right to make decisions about her own reproductive health care. She believes that such decisions should remain between a woman and her doctor. Russet will fight to ensure that Virginia does not join that growing number of states that have adopted all out bans on abortion - even in cases of rape or incest. Such bans do nothing more than endanger women at a time when they grapple with one of the most personal decisions of their lives.
Russet believes strongly in equal pay for equal work and the closing of the gender pay gap that continues to exist in Virginia.
She also believes that no woman should ever have trouble gaining access to contraception.
Russet further believes that the government should help develop viable alternatives and a support apparatus for women faced with unwanted pregnancy, who wish to carry the pregnancy to term, such as adoption counselors and low cost health care.