Mark Schauer details proposal to help women in the workplace - KMSP-TV

Mark Schauer details proposal to help women in the workplace

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(WJBK) - Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is looking to win over the female voters in the upcoming election. He's proposing five points to help women in the workplace.

"I think women are going to decide this election," he says.

In the battle for the all-important female vote, Schauer does have a lead over the governor and Democratic women argue they know why.

"From the sexist rhetoric hurled at women legislators to the even more appalling and insulting misogynist legislation, Snyder and the legislative Republicans have been waging a war on women since the day they took office," says Senator Gretchen Whitmer.

"Under this governor, Michigan's women and middle class families are routinely disrespected, discounted and dismissed," says Lisa Brown, Schauer's running mate.

The candidate outlined what he would do for women if elected. Schauer says he will:

1) Cut taxes for parents raising kids
2) Fight for equal pay for equal work
3) Expand paid sick leave
4) Urge stronger job protections for pregnant women
5) Protect equal access to health care and reproductive rights

The Snyder campaign provided business woman Nancy Marr for a reaction, but when Fox 2 political analyst Tim Skubick reports when asked several times to comment on the Schauer proposals, she would only say, "We're just thrilled to pieces with what governor Snyder is doing and that's why we're thrilled to support him."

The Snyder campaign media secretary dismissed the Schauer event as a "political stunt" and "an old attack from a career politician."

Get use to this back and forth on the female issue as it is critical to the outcome.

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