With Senate Set To Vote On Paycheck Fairness, Women’s Group Asks: Where Is Mitt?
Monday, June 04, 2012
A new video out today, from the women’s group Ultraviolet, revives the famous “3am ad” to ask "Where is Mitt Romney on protecting women?"
The video shows that Mitt has refused to stand-up to the most extreme elements of the Republican Party and refused to answer the phone when millions of women call.
You can see the video, released ahead of the Senate vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Nb1VqwhG4&feature=youtu.be.
"Mitt Romney loves talking about how others have failed to lead, yet every time that he's been asked to stand up for women, he's failed," said Shuanna Thomas, co-founder of Ultraviolet. “At a time when women are under attack from extremists in the Republican Party, millions of Americans have a right to know whether Mitt will stand up for equality and fairness or stand with the Tea Party led Republicans.”
The video walks through some of Mitt’s “greatest hits” when it comes to failed leadership on women’s issues including:
In March, Rush Limbaugh was roundly criticized for attacking and soliciting a sex tape on the air from Georgetown student, Sandra Fluke, for testifying before Congress. Republicans and conservative leaders including Senator John McCain, George Will and David Frum distanced themselves from Rush and rejected his comments. But Mitt Romney would not.
Recently, the House and Senate passed opposing reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act. The House version takes the unprecedented step of rolling back protections that have been on the books for years, exposing millions of the most vulnerable women, to abuse--women who had been protected by the law previously. And it failed to expand protections to other vulnerable communities, as the Senate's version did. Mitt Romney could not come up with a position on whether all women deserved protections under this law and failed to take a stand between the two bills--with millions of women's lives literally hanging in the balance.
Now, Paycheck Fairness is on the table…will Mitt Romney pick up the telephone? He has so far refused to take a position and America's women are waiting.