10 Things to Remember About Mike Pence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence is in Spokane today campaigning for 14-year incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Like Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Mike Pence has been a politician for a long, long time. And also just like Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Mike Pence has a track record that doesn’t reflect Washington State values. Here are 10 things to remember about Mike Pence:

  • Just last week, Pence spoke at the annual summit of the anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council — a group the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled as a hate group.Anchor[1]
  • Pence signed an anti-LGBTQ bill that allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBTQ people.Anchor[2]
  • Pence oversaw cutting $1.18 million from the state domestic violence funding as Indiana Governor.Anchor[3]
  • Pence sponsored the first bill to defund Planned Parenthood while in Congress.Anchor[4]
  • Pence tried to force women in Indiana to have funerals for fetuses following abortions or miscarriages.Anchor[5]
  • Pence wrote that women in the military is a “bad idea.”Anchor[6]
  • Pence signed a bill to stop local minimum wage increases in Indiana.Anchor[7]
  • Pence repeatedly voted against equal pay for women.Anchor[8]
  • Pence opposed paid family leave while in Congress.Anchor[9]
  • Pence was an early supporter of career politician Republican Dino Rossi’s run for Congress.Anchor[10]

Says Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski: “They say the company you keep says a lot about you. Today, 14-year incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers chose to stand with Mike Pence, a man who is consistently anti-woman, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-worker. I believe Eastern Washington voters are fair and compassionate people. Cathy may have raised a lot of money today, but ultimately I believe voters will reject the mean, divisive politics that Pence represents.”