Terri Lynn Land on Civil Rights


Equal pay for equal work for men and women

Terri Lynn Land: As Secretary of State, I made Government work. As Senator, I'll do it again.

Congress and the President have failed. They spend too much, our border isn't secure, and they've made America less safe.

Congressman Peters says a mom like me isn't up to the job.

But moms like me get things done. Let's secure the border, repeal ObamaCare and get equal pay for equal work for men and women.

I'm Terri Lynn Land and I approve this message.

Source: AdWatch: Youtube campaign video: 2014 Michigan Senate debate , Oct 15, 2014

Equal pay good; but Paycheck Fairness Act bad

An ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee claims Terri Lynn Land "said guaranteeing equal pay for women who do the same work as men is not a good idea." Land actually said she supports equal pay for equal work, but the Democratic-sponsored Paycheck Fairness Act wasn't "a good idea."
Source: FactCheck.org PacWatch on 2014 Michigan Senate debate , Aug 29, 2014

Women want job flexibility more than equal pay

A 2010 video shows Land, then Michigan's secretary of state, telling an audience that women aren't actually interested in fighting for equal pay. American Bridge 21st Century PAC had sent the speech to media outlets.

"Well, we all like to be paid more and that's great, but the reality is that women have a different lifestyle," Land said at the 2010 Senior Women's Club event. "They have kids. They have to take them to get dentist appointments, doctor's appointments, all those kinds of things. And they're more interested in flexibility in a job than pay."

Women make 74 cents to every dollar a man makes for work in Michigan. Michigan is ranked 45 out of 50 states in terms of how much women are paid compared with men.

American Bridge 21st Century, which publicized the video, is a liberal super-PAC that conducts opposition research on behalf of Democratic candidates and liberal issues.

Source: Huffington Post on 2014 Michigan Senate race , Apr 8, 2014

AdWatch: No discrimination, but "no comment" on gay- bashing

As prominent Michigan Republicans distance themselves from controversial remarks national committeeman Dave Agema made about homosexuals, Land has refused interview requests, instead choosing to issue only a prepared statement that fails to fully address the comments from Agema. The statement quickly spins from the topic of Agema renewing his religious belief against same-sex marriage and claiming gays want free medical care because they are dying young from AIDS to disparaging Democrats as desperate.

"Terri does not tolerate discriminatory acts or speech, and believes that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect," the emailed statement said.

When reached by phone, Land declined to elaborate on what she finds objectionable about Agema's talk. She deferred to the emailed statement. Land has not responded to questions about whether Agema should be asked to resign. Meanwhile, the state's top elected Republican, Gov. Rick Snyder, has publicly condemned Agema.

Source: MLive.com AdWatch on 2014 Michigan Senate race press release , Dec 13, 2013

Supports MI Protection & Advocacy Services (pro-disabilty)

Heavy involvement with community organizations is also one of Secretary Land's hallmarks. She is active with several groups at the local, regional and state levels. She currently serves as a Board Member for Gift of Life of Michigan, on the Board of Directors of Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc., and as a Commissioner on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board.
Source: 2014 Senate Campaign website, terrilynnland.com, "Bio" , Sep 5, 2013

Supports GOP platform which bans same-sex marriage

Terri Lynn Land announced she will continue to serve as National Committeewoman for the National Republican Party while running for Senate. In this role, Land voted for, and will continue to promote, the GOP platform, which called for turning Medicare into a voucher program and a ban on abortion that did not include exceptions for rape, incest or saving a woman's life. Land's extreme GOP platform also supported privatizing Social Security, banning same sex marriage, opposing any gun legislation that would limit "the capacity of clips or magazine," banning women from combat, and a study to determine whether to return the US dollar to the gold standard.

In August 2009, the New York Times reported that the 2012 GOP platform "calls state court decisions recognizing same-sex marriage "an assault on the foundations of our society."

Source: DSCC press release on 2014 Michigan Senate debate , Jun 11, 2013

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