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GOP’s paid leave “plans” are either unworkable or nonexistent

We know that on principle, Republicans are opposed to many initiatives that help middle-class and working families – things like raising the minimum wage, pay equity, and affordable health initiatives. It’s no different for paid family leave – an issue where the U.S. lags behind its foreign counterparts, and American families pay the price for GOP inaction. Every Republican candidate…

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Kasich: “The one thing we need to do for working women” is oppose paid maternity leave

During a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire on Friday, John Kasich was asked if he supports increasing paid maternity leave for working mothers. Indeed, Kasich does not. Instead, he  flat-out blamed maternity leave for the gender pay gap. Here’s what he said: “The reason why that’s important is, when women take maternity leave or time to be with the children, then…

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DNC Chair Response to Paul Ryan on Fox News Sunday

This morning on Fox News Sunday, Speaker Paul Ryan further brushed off this country’s need to meet the rest of the modern world and ensure paid family leave for hardworking Americans. In response, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “It’s great that Speaker Ryan can speak so openly about his family time, which no one, especially…

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Where we’re going, we don’t need Rubio’s outdated policies

Yesterday, Marco Rubio put out a “Back to the Future”-themed attack video. Here’s our response: “If Marty McFly and Dr. Brown time-traveled to an America under President Marco Rubio, they’d probably think they were in the 1950s. Marco Rubio wants to turn back the clock on a woman’s right to choose – even in cases of rape or incest. He…

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Kasich said what about equal pay?!!

This morning at a sit-down in Washington with the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, John Kasich was asked what he would do as president to address pay disparity between male and female workers. Not only did he provide no answer to the question, but he also said that “a lot of it is based on experience and ti— I mean…

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The GOP Needs a Lesson on Women’s Equality Day

Today the Democratic Party is celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Ninety five years ago today, women won the right to vote, guaranteeing them one of the most basic rights available to an American citizen. While Democrats are fighting to protect women’s rights every day, it occurs to us that the GOP presidential candidates are in serious need of a lesson on…

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SHOT/CHASER: On pay equity, Chris Christie is no leader

SHOT: Today on CNN: “When you’re a leader of a large organization like I am in New Jersey, what you care about the most is putting the best people in the best positions and making sure they’re compensated fairly.” CHASER: Chris Christie repeatedly vetoed equal pay legislation, including bills that would have strengthened the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for…

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“How to be cool” according to Scott Walker

Yesterday, “cool expert” Scott Walker told America that he thinks the minimum wage is a lame idea. Since we know you definitely take your tips on what’s cool and what’s lame from Scott Walker, here are a few more. “Lame”: Minimum wage “Cool”: Ultrasounds “Bogus”: Equal pay On fleek: Taking away workers’ bargaining rights The pits: Immigration PHAT: Self-deportation Real…

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Six things you need to know about Scott Walker

Scott Walker compared American workers like teachers and firefighters to brutal ISIS terrorists. (Dealing with Wisconsin workers standing up for their rights supposedly prepared him to “do the same across the world,”  he says.) Scott Walker has said he doesn’t think the minimum wage “serves a purpose.” Scott Walker cut taxesfor the wealthy in Wisconsin while shifting the burden onto…

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The State Of Women In Carly Fiorina’s America: No Equal Pay, No Maternity Leave, No Women’s Health Choices

In advance of Carly Fiorina’s speech today, we’d like to give you a taste of “The State Of Women In Carly Fiorina’s America.” Fiorina does not support legislation requiring equal pay (but who needs it, when you have a $21 million golden parachute to rely on). Fiorina thinks there is no use for laws mandating paid maternity leave. Fiorina called…

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