General Briefing

Consider Yourself Briefed

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The GOP continues to try to downplay the social portions of it’s platform like they don’t matter. “This election is about the economy. You should focus on that.”

Tell me how the social parts of the platform don’t influence the economy?

EX 1:  If I’m an immigrant, then immigration policy will effect my ability to get a job and it will effect my ability not to be arrested or detained because I “looked illegal” and didn’t have the right “papers” on me to prove I’m a citizen.  It takes money out of my pocket to provide bail and then go to court to defend against the charge.  What about the loved one who had to leave their job to come get me out of jail?  That’s more income out of my household all because of your “immigration platform”.

EX 2: If I’m a member of the LGBTQ community, your policy will effect me because I have no protection against discrimination by my employer. I can be fired for who I am.  Furthermore, if I married my partner in an accepting state and then move to another state to pursue a better job opportunity, all of the sudden I’m no longer married and I am again discriminated against because my spouse isn’t entitled to the same benefits as the other spouses because we share the same genitals.  I may be subject to undue scrutiny by child protective services because my spouse and I have children in this bigotted state.  That scrutiny could cost me to defend against, not only in money, but in time away from my job.  All because you think God doesn’t like it (a.k.a it makes you uncomfortable).

EX 3: If I am a uterus-bearer who has been unemployed for more than a year, I have two children and my spouse is under employed and we are barely squeeking by and my birth control fails and I become pregnant, your policy effects me and my family because I have no options.  

If I am raped and can’t mentally take care of a child, again I’m stuck.  

If I’m fresh out of college, burdened by crippling student loans, with a job that barely takes care of me and I get pregnant, I HAVE NO OPTIONS.  

If I have an entopic pregnancy, I lose a fallopean tube and I lessen my chances for pregnancy later.  I also put a huge dent in my pocketbook with surgeries after the tube bursts.

"Social" issues matter.

Filed under RNC GOP GOP platform abortion rights reproductive rights LGBTQ immigration

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