Somerville, MA – In a new television ad released today, U.S. Senate candidate and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren highlights the threat that still exists to women’s rights and the clear choice in this election for Massachusetts women and their families.
In the ad, Elizabeth talks about recent Republican votes to block equal pay for equal work and make it harder for women to access birth control. She has made clear she will stand with women across the Commonwealth to protect their access to health coverage, fight for fair pay, and defend their reproductive rights.
A transcript follows:
Elizabeth Warren: Why do women have to fight the same old battles?
Women still don’t get equal pay for equal work. Republicans blocked that. And even pushed a law that could have denied insurance coverage for birth control.
We’re still fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose nearly 40 years after Roe v. Wade. And we could be just one Supreme Court justice away from losing it.
How can this be happening in 2012?
I’m Elizabeth Warren, I approve this message because we can’t back down.