On Women’s Issues And Trump, Kelly Ayotte Can’t Escape Her Real Record

Senator Kelly Ayotte can’t run away from her record. Rather than spend her time in the Senate working for New Hampshire, she voted for the Kochs’ special interests nearly 90 percent of the time, supporting policies that hurt the Granite State. Ayotte is so committed to her partisan agenda, she’s even promised to vote for the extremist GOP nominee, helping to normalize Donald Trump’s extremism, misogyny, and racism.

Trump has repeatedly taken heat for his offensive comments on womenreferring to women as “fat pigs,” attacking them for their weight, calling pregnancy “an inconvenience,” and a working woman “dangerous” just to name a few. Yet, Ayotte won’t back down from her support for him. On Tuesday, after Trump again attacked former Miss Universe Alicia Machado for her physical appearance, the senator called Trump’s debate performance “fine.” She continues to confirm her support for Trump agreeing that he […]

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Trump: Misogynistic To The Core

On the biggest stage of his life, Donald Trump couldn’t resist falling back into the anti-woman rhetoric that’s defined his public life. 

Unable to move on from his history of calling women slobs, degenerates, pigs, and a slew of other insults, Trump took aim at someone well acquainted with Trump’s scorn: Alicia Machado. 

The next morning, Trump again couldn’t help himself, going on the offensive against Machado, claiming that she gained a “massive amount of weight“‘ and three times describing her as “the worst.”

“Trump failed on the debate stage, but he failed even more miserably in the hours following,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Body-shaming and his anti-woman rhetoric are automatic responses for Donald Trump. Trump is well qualified to be a radio shock jock, but he’s woefully unqualified to be President of the United States.” 

Trump is Trump–misogynistic to the core.


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Equal Pay Opponent Pence’s Indiana Has 10th Largest Gender Pay Gap Nationally

With Governor Mike Pence in charge, it’s no surprise that Indiana women aren’t receiving equal pay for equal work. Pence has been a longtime opponent of equal pay, voting three times against the Paycheck Fairness act and three time against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act while in Congress.

Here’s Pence’s impact after four years as governor: a recent study from The American Association of University Women has found that Indiana has “one of the largest gender pay gaps” in the country, according to the IndyStar. In the Hoosier state, “women earn just 76 percent of what men earn,” the 10th largest gender pay gap across the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Pence had an opportunity to support legislation that would guarantee women receive fair wages in Congress, or at the very least guarantee due process to fight back against employer discrimination. But apparently Pence — who’s said working mothers cause their kids […]

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Kelly Ayotte Won’t Back Away From Supporting Trump

Today, Donald Trump is visiting the Granite State, just days after he pitched a sham maternity leave and child care plan, insulting women across the country. But Senator Kelly Ayotte won’t back away from her support of Trump.

Even as the conservative leaning Union Leader skewered Trump, calling him a “a liar, a bully, a baffoon” who “denigrates any individual or group that displeases him,” Ayotte keeps embracing the GOP nominee.

It seems like every other day, Senator Ayotte is finding another area of agreement with Donald Trump. Just like Trump, Ayotte’s been behind wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing legislation that appears to help working mothers but is really just another Republican “empty promise.” Just a few weeks ago, talking about trade the senator called him “a much stronger negotiator.” On national security, she also said Trump can keep “the country safe.”

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A Plan That Wasn’t: Trump’s Paid-Leave Proposal Leaves Many Mysteries

In another con from Donald Trump, the Republican nominee rolled out a paid maternity leave program last night in Pennsylvania with as much promise as a diploma from Trump University. Like any good conman, Trump has again over-promised and is certain to under-deliver. As with so many of his proposals, Trump has yet to provide a realistic mechanism to pay for his latest promise. Additionally, Trump’s focus on maternity rather than parental leave could harm women as economists argue that only offering leave to women can lower their chances of being hired, promoted, or receiving raises.

Of course any plan must be also considered in light of the fact that Trump has described women are ‘fat pigs‘ who should stay home and make him dinner and change diapers–because he doesn’t think men do that.

Donald credited his daughter Ivanka with pushing him to release the proposal. In his words, […]

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Toomey Puts Politics Ahead Of Working Moms

Donald Trump made headlines for his blistering attacks on women — particularly working moms. His backwards ideas about working women are in good company tonight, though, when he speaks outside Philadelphia about his scattershot proposal on maternity leave and child care. Senator Pat Toomey has also played politics with the issues that affect working moms most.

In 2014, Toomey blocked a vote on child care legislation that would’ve helped subsidize daycare for 117,000 low income kids in Pennsylvania. Then in 2015, Toomey again hurt programs that help working mothers when he voted against funding for preschool for low income families and children.

Instead of standing with Pennsylvania families and working moms, Pat Toomey is supporting a misogynist for president who believes that pregnant employees are “certainly an inconvenience… for a person that is running a business.” Pennsylvania’s working families and moms deserve better from their senator than to put personal ambitions ahead of […]

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Donald Trump’s Plan To Fund A Paid Family Leave Program Is Totally Absurd

“Given Donald Trump’s long history of maligning working moms, women will never trust Trump to help them with maternity leave and child care. After saying that ‘putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,’ calling women ‘fat slobs,’ and suggesting men who help with childcare are acting ‘like the wife,’ Donald Trump has absolutely no standing to suggest how women should balance work and family. One scattershot proposal cannot erase Trump’s decades of degrading women. Trump would be an unmitigated disaster for women and working families.”  Jessica Mackler, President of American Bridge 21st Century

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WATCH: Trump and Pence, Women Know Better

Donald Trump and Mike Pence have spent their entire careers marginalizing and insulting women. Pandering with vague policy proposals can’t paper over decades spent fighting against women and working families.

American Bridge 21st Century and Emily’s List Women Vote! have released a digital ad highlighting Trump and Pence’s insulting views on women and working families. 

Donald Trump believes that women belong in the home and not the workforce. In fact, “Putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,” in Trump’s worldview. He has a good rational for this controversial statement, though: When he comes home and dinner isn’t ready he, “goes through the roof.” 

Mike Pence has a similarly dated view on women who choose to work. Pence penned an editorial claiming that children in homes with two working parents experience “Stunted emotional growth.” Trump thinks expecting mothers should also avoid the workforce as, “Pregnancy is an inconvenience for a person that […]

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Trump’s History Of Trashing Working Moms

Donald Trump’s taken heat during his presidential run for launching openly sexist attacks against journalists (e.g., calling Megyn Kelly a “bimbo”), defending past remarks calling women “dogs” and “disgusting animals,” and insisting that women have an easier path through life than men.

But that’s just the beginning of Donald Trump’s decades of following through of his own advice on women: “you have to treat ’em like shit” — and he’s been particularly outspoken on his apparent view that mothers should stay out of the workplace, at least where he’s in charge.

By the way, Trump’s running mate is no slouch in the misogyny department, either. Mike Pence once forcefully assorted with all the authority of a non-expert with no idea what he’s talking about that “day-care kids get the short end of the emotional stick” and suggested that working mothers’ induce “stunted emotional growth” among their children.

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No Wizard Behind The Curtain, Just Dangerous, Dictator-Loving Trump

Last night gave America a preview of what to expect in the upcoming presidential debates from Donald Trump — spoiler alert: it’s more of the same. For months, Trump has repeatedly insulted U.S. military leaders, lavished compliments on dictators like former KGB officer Vladimir Putin, and displayed a total ignorance of foreign affairs.

Trump’s ego reared its ugly head several times, especially when he was asked about our military leaders. “The generals have been reduced to rubble,” he said. From the Khans to his past comments on Vietnam, it’s obvious that Trump doesn’t understand sacrifice. Last night, he showed America he doesn’t understand respect either.

The GOP nominee didn’t back down from previous comments on military sexual assaut. Trump stood by a 2013 tweet where he insinuated that women shouldn’t be allowed to serve in the armed forces and offered no substantial plan on how to address the issue.

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