Sunday, August 26, 2012

Against Abortion - Even in Cases of Rape & Incest?

Ladies in Ohio,

Republican Josh Mandel is against everything you advocate.  Mandel is an extreme right wing Republican that has been propped up by money from Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and groups like Americans for (their own) Prosperity.

Josh Mandel ---

> Josh Mandel is more supportive of failing charter schools than public schools.  He has been supported by campaign donations from the largest owner of charter schools in Ohio.  When money leaves public schools, where a majority of our children are educated, our children lose.

> Josh Mandel is against abortion, even if a woman or girl has been a victim of rape or incest.  Mandel is just another Republican that wants to deny any assistance to a victim of sexual assault. Republicans are willing to invade your privacy and have government control your reproduction.

> Josh Mandel supported the radical "heartbeat bill" which has been called unconstitutional.

> Josh Mandel supported SB 5, which tried to strip workers' rights from teachers, nurses, fire fighters, police officers, and state workers.  With women making up a majority of the teachers and nurses in the state, was this Mandel's way of limiting women's right to speak up?

> Josh Mandel was against the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. How can anyone justify being against funding programs and assistance for abused women?

> Josh Mandel signed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge that would cut your Social Security and Medicare benefits (add those cuts to the Romney-Ryan plan). Could you live on $200/month?

> Josh Mandel wants to defund Planned Parenthood.  In Ohio, over 100,000 women use Planned Parenthood every year. Most women know someone that has been able to go to Planned Parenthood for preventive care, exams, etc.  Why does Josh Mandel want to cut women from this valuable service?

> Josh Mandel was not in favor of lowering interest rates for college loans. (Did you read that college students and parents?????) Mandel would like you to pay higher bank rates on college loans.

> Josh Mandel's work as Ohio Treasurer has been one of hiring unqualified buddies and frat friends, and absence from work, while someone else does his job.  He may say he supports transparency but he has refused many public records requests.

Josh Mandel is just too, too, radical, and far right for me. I'll be voting for Sherrod Brown because he respects me and my rights.