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VDP Statement on Kasich's Town Hall Event



Christina Amestoy

Vermont Democratic Party Communications Director

(802) 448-4239



February 19, 2016


Vermont Democratic Party statement on Kasich Town Hall


“Tomorrow, Vermont voters will have a chance to hear Governor Kasich at a town hall event. Throughout his campaign, Kasich has tried to paint himself as the moderate in the race, but his platform reflects the same far-right positions we’ve heard from other national, and even local, candidates.


Kasich has been called the most anti-choice governor Ohio has ever seen. He signed legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks, has repeatedly cut funding for clinics, and even banned rape-crisis counselors from referring victims to abortion services. He’ll be back at it again the next few days when he signs a bill defunding Planned Parenthood and preventing $1.3 million from going to cancer screenings, HIV tests, and educational programs.


Governor Kasich will no doubt be embraced by our own Vermont Republicans who have refused to stand up for local families. Both Kasich and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott oppose paid sick days for workers who, too often, face a decision between a paycheck and taking care of themselves or a loved one. Additionally, Scott, Kasich, and Bruce Lisman have refused to support a minimum wage increase.


Vermont voters will not be fooled. Governor Kasich is not a moderate. His views and those of leadership in the Vermont GOP are out of touch with Vermonters’ views and harmful to our families.”



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