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Congressional Candidate Marx Calls War on Women’s Rights a “Battle of Republican Dinosaurs”

Bob Marx, Democratic candidate for Hawai‘i’s 2nd Congressional District, calls the present GOP campaign against women’s rights a “Battle of Republican Dinosaurs.”

Bob Marx, speaking to a group of female Democrats on Thursday, declared that “We have not seen such a draconian attack on women’s reproductive rights since the 1960’s and 1970’s. The GOP is trying to take back women’s fundamental right to make reproductive choices. We must not allow this to happen.”

Marx continued, “These ‘Republican Dinosaurs’ are trying to take women’s rights, women’s health, and their economic security. They are not going to stop anytime soon. Hawai‘i must send a Democrat to Congress who will fight them.”

“As your Congressman I will never forget that Patsy Mink’s district is the district of women’s equality, equal rights for all, and concern for women’s issues,” Marx stressed.

“Opponents of the equal rights gains are leveling attacks against American women every single day,” the Hawai‘i Democrat emphasized.”  Democrats, Republicans, and Independents know that looking backward politically to a time when women and their rights were suppressed is wrong for women, men and America,” Democratic candidate Marx stressed.

“We need to come together and rise to the challenge facing women on these issues,” Bob Marx concluded.

Bob Marx’s great Aunt was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin.

Bob Marx is a Democratic candidate for congress in the 2nd Congressional District.  The district includes Maui County, Hawai’i County, Kauai County, and rural Oahu.

 

Congressional Candidate Bob Marx Says Get Corrupt Money Out of Politics

Bob Marx, Democratic candidate for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district, called for “getting corrupt money out of our political system” in a statement to a group of Hawaii County Democrats today.

In the 2010 landmark case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot ban corporations from political spending during elections and reaffirmed that corporations are protected under the First Amendment.

“This ruling allows corporations to spend billions of dollars in political campaigns without any regulation or reporting,” Marx stated.  “The elite 1% will do whatever it takes to elect politicians with extreme corporate interests, who have anti-labor and anti-people agendas.”

Marx believes that repeal of Citizens United is “critical.”  “We see the ramifications of Citizens United today in a Congress that is the worst that money can buy.  Do we want to maintain ‘crony capitalism,’ where politics is run by special interest groups that want favors, exemptions, tax credits and subsidies in exchange for their sizable contributions?  If so, we take away from the hardworking middle class and feed into Corporate American greed.”  Marx supports the constitutional amendment proposed by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), which would allow Congress and the states to enact campaign finance reforms.

“Citizens United is a threat to the American democratic process because it allows elections to be about the biggest checkbook rather than the best ideas.  Campaign spending and contributions need to be regulated.  If elected, I will do everything in my power to get corrupt money out of politics,” Marx concluded.

In Hawaii Marx said, corporate interests have a long history of misuse of government power, including the overthrow and imprisonment of Queen Lili‘uokalani and overthrow of the Native Hawaiian monarchy.

Congresswoman Hirono Defends Social Security from Republican Attack

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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, speaking on the House floor, opposes efforts by House Republicans to gut services American families rely on, including Social Security. Today, nearly 55 million Americans rely on Social Security, including 214,000 in Hawaii. The program is vital to women, particularly single women, who disproportionately face poverty in old age.