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20-LTR-DWC on Jan 31, 2020

Resolution: the DWC letter to Pres. Trump
Source: Democratic Women's Caucus letter to President Trump
Today, 50 members of the Democratic Women's Caucus (DWC) sent a letter to President Trump in response to his disrespectful rhetoric and policies toward women. The letter is sent on the heels of Secretary Pompeo disparaging a well-renowned journalist for doing her job, and President Trump validating this behavior by stating, "you did a good job on her."

Excerpts from DWC letter:We are writing this letter in response to your continuing derogation of women in your rhetoric and policies. 'You did a good job on her. Take her out. Get rid of her. Lock her up. Send her back. Nasty woman. Disgusting. Low IQ. Whack job. Grab 'em by the pussy.' 'I can do whatever I want.'

It is most shameful that the words young girls and boys hear directed at women from the upper echelons of power are dripping with disdain and disrespect. Beyond your public policy choices--stripping away women's access to health care, undermining protections for survivors of sexual assault, reversing equal pay efforts and more--your words demonstrate a contempt for women who dare to do their jobs or speak truth to power which reflects poorly on you. It is as if you relish the opportunity to publicly humiliate any woman who fights back, speaks up, or takes up space.

This letter is of the greatest urgency because the message being sent to young girls and boys is that women don't matter and their equality is allowable only when convenient.

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an esteemed career diplomat committed to anti-corruption reforms who you referred to as "the woman" who is "going to go through some things" in your July 25 call with President Zelensky, was yet another casualty. After imploring your associates to "take her out," you smeared her good name and career for your own personal benefit. 

Mr. President, instead of being the biggest bully on the playground, why don't you set a moral example for our children?

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Introduced letter on Trump disrespect toward women (Score: 2)
  • Headline 3: blank

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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 20-LTR-DWC

Alma Adams s1sNorth Carolina Democratic House Member 
Nanette Barragan s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Karen Bass s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat 
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Madeleine Dean s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Debbie Dingell s1sMichigan Democratic House Member 
Veronica Escobar s2sTexas Democrat 
Lois Frankel s2sFlorida Democrat 
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat 
Deb Haaland s2sNew Mexico Democrat 
Jahana Hayes s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Pramila Jayapal s1sWashington Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat 
Robin Kelly s1sIllinois Democrat 
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Democrat 
Annie Kuster s1sNew Hampshire Democrat 
Brenda Lawrence s2sMichigan Democratic House Member 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Grace Meng s1sNew York Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell s1sFlorida Democrat 
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez s1sNew York Democrat 
Ilhan Omar s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat 
Ayanna Pressley s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Mary Gay Scanlon s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Terri Sewell s1sAlabama Democrat 
Donna Shalala s1sFlorida Democrat 
Jackie Speier s2sCalifornia Democrat 
Haley Stevens s1sMichigan Democrat 
Rashida Tlaib s1sMichigan Democrat 
Norma Torres s1sCalifornia Democratic House Member 
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Frederica Wilson s1sFlorida Democrat 

Republicans participating in 20-LTR-DWC

Independents participating in 20-LTR-DWC

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 47
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

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