Linda McMahon’s Anti-Women Agenda Addressed at Press ConferenceSeptember 14 2012 by Nick Fabiani Share on Twitter
Yesterday, spectators gathered at the Capitol building steps to watch Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, NARAL Board Member Shannon Lane and NOW Board Member Jacqueline Kozin addressed Republican candidate Linda McMahon’s anti-woman positions.
McMahon’s support for the extreme Blunt Amendment, the degradation and demeaning of women while she was CEO at WWE, and her desire to repeal healthcare reforms which have helped women across the country gain access to preventative care prove that she is the wrong choice for women, and all citizens, of Connecticut.
“She’s going to deny access to all kinds of health care,” said Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman. “She’s pledged to overturn the law that would allow mammograms to be covered under preventative care. She’s pledged to overturn the law that prohibits childbirth from being considered a pre-existing condition. She’s pledged to overturn the law that prevents insurance companies from raising rates on women, simply because they’re women…McMahon’s spokesman yesterday said he believes that women in Connecticut see themselves in Linda McMahon. My response to that is anyone who thinks Linda McMahon represents a typical Connecticut woman trying to hold down a job and raise a family in Connecticut, in this economy, just doesn’t get it. The women in Connecticut are not going to vote for a woman just because she’s a woman.”
Shannon Lane of NARAL expressed similar sentiments.
“I am here today because Linda McMahon is telling the people of Connecticut that she is pro-choice and the evidence does not back up that statement,” added Lane, board member of NARAL Connecticut. “Linda McMahon says that she would support the Blunt amendment. This is an effort by the anti-choice leadership of the United States Senate to allow an employer anywhere in the country to opt out of any coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act…making sure that women who already have limited choices for health care have even fewer choices does not make you pro choice. Linda McMahon would vote for the anti-choice, anti-women leadership of the United States Senate who want to turn the clock back to the 1950s."
Board member of the National Organization for Women, Jacqueline Kozin, emphasized McMahon’s history with WWE as proof that she is a poor fighter for women.
“Linda McMahon has been spending millions of dollars portraying herself as a woman who should be a role model for other women, meanwhile she’s profited millions of dollars from degrading women and selling sex and violence to our children,” said Kozin.