Trump’s Real Record On Women and Working Families

Tonight Ivanka Trump claimed that Donald Trump would be fantastic for working families. Following in the footsteps of her father, Ivanka is distorting reality and trying to mislead the American people. You’d have to be incredibly naive to believe such a claim given Trump’s record. In November Trump absolutely trashed pay equality, calling it socialism. He also described pregnant women as an “inconvenience” for employers and called a woman “disgusting” for breastfeeding.

“Donald Trump would be an absolute disaster for American women and working families,” said American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler. “Trump has never spoken on the campaign trail about the need to close the wage gap or provide affordable child care. Ivanka is cynically distorting her father’s record. Trump’s record and policy proposals are clear: he’d be an economic disaster.”

Background

Trump Opposed Equal Pay Legislation 
2011: Trump Suggested Mothers Did Not Deserve To Be Paid As […]

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A Predictable Election Year Reversal

After voting to defund Planned Parenthood last August, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu sought to distance himself from his record today, voting to restore funding to the organization. After putting health services relied on by over 13,000 Granite Staters at risk, Sununu’s election-year reversal rings hollow.

Sununu’s August vote to defund women’s health services in New Hampshire granted legitimacy to a deceptively edited video which in no way implicated Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Sununu’s claim that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England was, “Under criminal investigation on a federal level,” was as false then as it is now.

Sununu today stood by his vote to cut health services funding based solely on the Daleiden videos. Basing state policy on fake videos produced by a third-rate conman should raise serious questions about Sununu’s judgement and fitness for office.

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WATCH: Trump “goes through the roof” if his wife doesn’t have dinner ready

Don’t worry, Donald Trump doesn’t want to sound like a chauvinist but there are consequences if his wife doesn’t have dinner on the table when he comes home from work.

“I have days where I think it’s great, and then I have days where I come home — I don’t want to sound too much like a chauvinist but when I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof ok?”

The Daily Show uncovered the 1994 clip and aired it last night.

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GOP Candidates Turn Back The Clock On Women’s Health

If tonight’s debate had you double-checking to make sure you hadn’t traveled back in time, chances are you weren’t alone. Every single candidate on stage proved, once again, that they want to turn back the clock for women’s healthcare, and that they remain committed to putting partisan politics between women and their doctors.

Republicans in Congress have voted over and over again to end federal funding to Planned Parenthood — to no avail. But the Republicans on stage tonight are pledged to continue the futile crusade to defund an organization that provides safe and affordable access to basic health care services for millions of women annually.

Here are just a few more of the GOP’s greatest hits on interfering with a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions:

Donald Trump said he would defund Planned Parenthood, referring to the women’s health organization as “an abortion factory.”
After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Trump talked about the falsified […]

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The GOP’s Crusade To Set Women’s Health Care Back Decades

Rinse and repeat. The GOP field is back to boasting about setting women’s health care back decades. And every candidate remains hell-bent on defunding the number one provider of women’s health care in the country: Planned Parenthood. 
 
From Marco Rubio’s opposition to a woman’s right to choose, even in cases of rape or incest, to Ted Cruz’s support of Personhood, which could ban common forms of birth control, and Donald Trump’s characterization of Planned Parenthood as “an abortion factory,” every single GOP candidate on the stage tonight wants to take personal health care decisions away from women — and they certainly can’t be counted on to fight to protect women’s healthcare rights. That doesn’t play well in a state like New Hampshire, where nearly 50% of Republican primary voters describe themselves as “pro choice.”

In Congress, Republicans have wasted taxpayer dollars on investigations, held countless hearings, and voted time and time to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  But […]

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Senator John McCain Won’t Stand Up For Arizona’s Working Women

For Immediate Release:
January 29th, 2016
Contact: Katie Lewallen, 318-617-3258
 
Senator John McCain Won’t Stand Up For Arizona’s Working Women

On the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, working women are still fighting to close the gender wage gap — and Republicans, including Senator John McCain, are standing in their way.

McCain opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and voted against it in 2009.
McCain Said the Lilly Ledbetter act “opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems.
McCain voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

“Today in Arizona, women make 84 cents to the dollar for the same work as men. Instead of supporting equal pay for equal work and ending discriminatory practices that harm families and the economy, Sen. McCain stood in the way of creating equal opportunity for women,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a step in the right […]

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Senator John Boozman Won’t Stand Up For Arkansas’s Working Women

For Immediate Release:
January 29th, 2016
Contact: Katie Lewallen, 318-617-3258

 

Senator John Boozman Won’t Stand Up For Arkansas’s Working Women

On the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, working women are still fighting to close the gender wage gap — and Republicans, including Senator John Boozman, are standing in their way.

Boozman voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
As a representative in the House, Boozman voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2007 and 2009.
As a representative in the House, Boozman voted against requiring employers to prove unequal pay was job instead of gender related in 2009.

“Today in Arkansas, women make 26 percent less than men for the same work. Instead of supporting equal pay for equal work and ending discriminatory practices that harm families and the economy, Sen. Boozman has stood in the way of creating equal opportunity for women,” said […]

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Senator Rob Portman Won’t Stand Up For Ohio’s Working Women

For Immediate Release:
January 29th, 2016
Contact: Katie Lewallen, 318-617-3258
 
Senator Rob Portman Won’t Stand Up For Ohio’s Working Women

On the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, working women are still fighting to close the gender wage gap — and Republicans, including Senator Rob Portman, are standing in their way.

Portman voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
Portman said the Paycheck Fairness Act would increase “frivolous lawsuits.”

“Today in Ohio, women make 22 percent less than men for the same work. Instead of supporting equal pay for equal work and ending discriminatory practices that harm families and the economy, Sen. Portman has stood in the way of creating equal opportunity for women,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a step in the right direction for equal pay. There’s more work to be done and Sen. Rob Portman has proven he won’t stand up for […]

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Senator Ron Johnson Won’t Stand Up For Wisconsin’s Working Women

For Immediate Release:
January 29th, 2016
Contact: Katie Lewallen, 318-617-3258
 
Senator Ron Johnson Won’t Stand Up For Wisconsin’s Working Women

On the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, working women are still fighting to close the gender wage gap — and Republicans, including Senator Ron Johnson, are standing in their way.

Johnson voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act at least four times — once in 2012, twice in 2014, and again in 2015.

“Today in Wisconsin, women make a fifth less than men for the same work. Instead of supporting equal pay for equal work and ending discriminatory practices that harm families and the economy, Sen. Johnson has stood in the way of creating equal opportunity for women,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a step in the right direction for equal pay. There’s more work to be done and Sen. Ron Johnson has proven he won’t stand […]

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