EMILY’s List to more GOP House freshmen: You’re on notice
Last week, we put 5 Republican freshmen on notice – Cong. Bass, Cravaack, Gosar, Heck, and West each have shamefully anti-woman records, and there is female political talent who could take them on in districts where voters already have buyers’ regret.
This week, we present: On notice, round two! And who are the lucky contestants joining the first five? Well, let’s get to know these additional Republican freshmen who are headed for some serious political trouble.
Cong. Bob Dold, IL-10
Dold voted for H.R. 1, the House Republicans’ budget, which included just about every anti-woman measure under the sun: eliminating Title X family planning, teen pregnancy prevention, nutrition programs for pregnant women and their children, funding for prenatal care, funding for low-income women for higher education, and safety nets for elderly women – to name a few. We think the message to the women of Illinois’ 10th district is pretty clear: Congressman Dold is not representing your or your families’ interests, and you deserve better.
Number of Active Women Voters in IL-10: 201,949
Cong. Frank Guinta, NH-01
You can count on Cong. Guinta to vote against the interests of women every chance he gets: he supported the Pence Amendment to completely defund Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that no federal funds go towards abortions. Apparently Guinta took a tough stance against pap smears and the pill. He also voted for H.R. 1, the House Republican budget that would’ve been devastating for women and families – including those living in Guinta’s district. Isn’t it time for a representative who would actually, you know, represent them?
Number of Active Women Voters in NH-01: 240,770
Cong. Adam Kinzinger, IL-11
There’s no question where Cong. Kinzinger stands: squarely against the health of women and the mainstream public. What if a woman needed her pregnancy terminated to save her life, but a health care provider refused? No problem for Kinzinger, who voted for Pitt’s H.R. 358, the extreme anti-choice law that would allow women to die for the “conscience rights” of providers. And let’s not forget the company Kinzinger keeps: in 2010, he was endorsed by the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party.
Number of Active Women Voters in IL-11: 233,083
Cong. Steve Stivers, OH-15
In addition to voting for the vehemently anti-woman H.R. 1 – the House Republican budget – and for the extreme Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood, Stivers record on choice has been mixed since his time in the state legislature. While there, he voted against family planning legislation, including the contraceptive equity amendment. The voters of Ohio need a representative who’ll actually vote for the interests of female constituents and their families – not against them.
Number of Active Women Voters in OH-15: 234,944