FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2016
STATEMENT: INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S VOICE RESPONDS TO DONALD TRUMP'S NEW CHILD CARE PLAN
Trump's Plans Should Appeal to Women — And Many More
“For conservatives – as well as for women and the rest of Americans – there’s a lot to like in this proposal.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Women’s Voice (IWV), the leading organization that fights for women and families by expanding support for policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom, and greater choices, released the below statement following Donald Trump’s Aston, Pennsylvania appearance unveiling his childcare proposal. Carrie Lukas, IWV Vice President of Policy and Economics, said:
"The media is billing Trump’s childcare and family leave proposals as an attempt to appeal to swing voters – particularly women. Yet this proposal should also attract another group who has been wary of the untested candidate: economic conservatives.
“Trump doesn’t resort to trying to woo women by entering the Left’s bidding war of promising more and more taxpayer-funded, one-size-fits-all mandates for a favored cause. And rather than Hillary Clinton’s predictable promises to increase federal grants to daycare centers, decree that child care workers all must be paid more, and complicated plan to cap how much families spend out of pocket on daycare expenses, Trump offers an alternative approach that many conservatives have long called for: a major expansion of tax deductions for families with children.
“Just engaging on an issue like this sends an important message to the public that the Right recognizes the challenges that working families face and wants to create a better system. Too often, Republicans have avoided these topics, which has allowed the Left to dominate the conservation.
"For conservatives – as well as for women and the rest of Americans – there’s a lot to like in this proposal and campaign move."
Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization for mainstream women, men and families dedicated to promoting limited government, free markets, and personal responsibility.