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Why We Support Lisa Brown:

  • Lisa Brown is a health care champion who will make sure that Eastern Washington women and families have access to essential health care services and resources, including supporting your local Planned Parenthood health center.
  • Lisa Brown has always represented Eastern Washington, not just politicians who put their own moneyed priorities before us.
  • Her leadership on reproductive, economic, social, and racial, justice has moved our community forward in big ways. She is willing to say what needs to be said, do what needs to be done-- and always with a lot of heart, dedication, and care for what’s best for all of Eastern Washington!
  • Lisa Brown has an exceptional record of protecting access to health care. As Senate Majority Leader in Washington, she stopped harmful efforts to cut care during the recession.
  • Unlike her opponent, Lisa Brown trusts women to make their own health care decisions, and knows the question of whether and when to have children is best answered by a woman in consultation with her health care provider.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) is bad for both Washingtons

  • Voted 17 times to defund or attack Planned Parenthood, even voting to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding [HJRes 43, Vote #99, 2/16/17; H Res 933, Vote #595, 12/1/16; HR 3762, Vote #53, 2/2/16, 2/2/16; HR 3762, Vote #6, 1/6/16; HR 3762, Vote #568, 10/23/15; H Res 461, Vote #538, 10/7/15; H Con Res 79, Vote #527, 9/30/15; HR 3495, Vote #524, 9/29/15; HR 3495, Vote #523, 9/29/15; H Res 444, Vote #521, 9/29/15; H.R. 3134, Vote #505, 9/18/15; H.R. 3134, Vote #504, 9/18/15; H Con Res 36, Vote #271, 4/14/11; HR 1, Vote #147, 2/19/11; HR 1, Vote #93, 2/18/11; HR 3293, Vote #643, 7/24/09; HR 3043, Vote #684, 7/19/07]
  • Women In Washington Made 77 Cents For Every Dollar A Man Made (1), yet Cathy McMorris-Rodgers voted 7 times against the Paycheck Fairness Act (2) and 3 times against the Lilly Ledbetter Act (3), which sought to prevent wage discrimination 
    • (1) [National Women’s Law Center, Wage Gap State Rankings, 2016]
    • (2) [H. Res. 189, Vote #148, 4/14/15; H. Res. 200, Vote #154, 4/15/15; H.Res. 727, Vote #510, 9/18/14; H.Res. 694, Vote #465, 7/30/14; H Res 544, Vote #169, 4/8/14; H Res 198, Vote #132, 5/7/13 H Res 146, Vote #97, 4/11/13]
    • (3) [S 181, Vote #37, 1/27/09; HR 11, Vote #9, 1/9/09; HR 2831, Vote #768, 7/31/07]
  • Is so extreme on the issue of abortion that that she voted against an exception in cases where it was necessary to save the health of the woman [HR 36, Vote #548, 10/3/17; CQ, 10/3/17]
  • Is so extreme on the issue of abortion that that she voted for a 20-week abortion ban imposing criminal penalties on doctors [HR 36, Vote #549, 10/3/17; CQ, 10/3/17]
  • Is so extreme on the issue of abortion that that she voted for a ban requiring women to prove their rape before accessing an abortion [HR 1797, Vote #251, 6/18/13]