Reject Trump’s Anti-Woman Cabinet
President-Elect Donald Trump is assembling one of the most anti-woman and anti-choice cabinets in history.
Take action NOW. Call your Senators to demand that they ask tough questions and reject those picks who will fail to represent the real needs of women and girls.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 212-688-6262
Senator Chuck Schumer: 212-486-4430
Get the lowdown on Trump’s picks below.
SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS for Attorney General
“I don’t characterize that as sexual assault,”
when asked if the behavior Trump described of grabbing-women by the genitals was sexual assault.
G.O.P. Senate blocked his lifetime appointment as a federal judge for his record of racist comments, “He’s one of the most strident anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-L.G.B.T voices in the Senate.” Marge Baker, executive vice president of People for the American Way. Sessions has voted for a 20-week abortion ban and against funding Planned Parenthood, protections for abortion clinics facing violence, contraception, fair pay, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
TOM PRICE for Secretary of Health and Human Services
“Bring me one woman,” he demanded, “who has been left behind. Bring me one. There’s not one.”speaking about not believing that women couldn’t afford contraception
He is leading the Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act, supporting reductions to Medicaid and Medicare, requiring women to pay higher premiums based solely on gender, and removing mandates on essential health care like birth control and maternity care. Price has co-sponsored the “Right to Life Act,” a bill that called fertilized eggs a “pre-born human person” and proposed they should have all the rights of the Constitution. He also voted against VAWA, Fair Pay, Contraception, and Planned Parenthood.
ANDREW PUZDER for Secretary of Labor
“…there’s never a slip-and-fall,
or an age, sex, or race discrimination case,” of swapping employees for machines.
Opposes the Affordable Care Act, paid sick leave, overtime pay, and increasing the minimum wage. He supports robotics and increased automation and has been investigated repeatedly for wage theft. Puzder has long opposed abortion rights and wrote the Missouri abortion law that the Supreme Court upheld in its 1989 Webster v. Reproductive Health Services decision, one of the strongest challenges to Roe v. Wade. His ex-wife accused him of domestic violence multiple times.
BETSY DEVOS for Secretary of Education
“Our desire is to confront the culture in ways that will continue to advance God’s kingdom.” – on funding to schools.
Has absolutely no experience with public education. She has shown to have 102 financial conflicts of interest in part due to her involvement with student loan debt collection agencies. DeVos has already demonstrated her lack of knowledge of crucial education programs, like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX, and basic security measures, like banning guns in schools.
SCOTT PRUITT for Head of the Environmental Protection Agency
“Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind. That debate should be encouraged…”
Denies the existence of climate change. He has a lawsuit against the EPA & the Clean Power Plan. Pruitt is backed by Koch brothers and gas & oil industry. He is a big defender of federalism and lobbied against the ability of citizens to move forward with environmental lawsuits. Pruitt also developed a plan to stop the federal government from taking action on the pollution from fossil fuel drilling and fracking.
STEVE BANNON* for Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor
“Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy”– Headline from Breitbart News
Steve Bannon is known for spreading misogynist, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and white nationalist views. White nationalist and white supremacist leaders have been openly supportive of Bannon’s appointment. Bannon does not trust the UN or the EU. He wants to work closer with Russia & Putin. In addition, is in favor of aggressive military international action and widespread deportation.
*Not a cabinet pick, but a problematic influence.