In response to this week’s “Women for Trump” bus tour, Iowa Democratic Party Women‘s Caucus Chair Jean Hessburg released the following statement:
“A bus ride can’t spin three years of broken promises to Iowa women. Donald Trump doesn’t just have contempt for women—he’s going after our paychecks, hiking our taxes, spiking our health care costs, and attacking protections for preexisting conditions.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES TO IOWA WOMEN
Promise: “I will do more for women than anybody else.”
Promise: “We’re going to take care of women and women’s healthcare issues.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Burlington IA, 10/21/15]
Reality: Trump went to court to invalidate the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits insurers from charging higher rates based on gender and medical history.
Reality: Shortly after taking office, Trump revoked critical protections against pay discrimination and workplace harassment.
Reality: Trump’s administration has methodically moved to limit access to birth control and abortion.
Reality: Trump’s administration rescinded Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines and narrowed its definition of sexual harassment.
Reality: Only three women serve in Trump’s Cabinet, the lowest number in nearly three decades.