Remember when Republicans promised to support progressive-sounding policies on the campaign trail? I do.
They told women that Republicans actually wanted to make it easier to get birth control (as if they haven't been constantly fighting to do exactly the opposite). And, neatly conflating "support" with "oppose at every possible turn," the national Republican Party told Americans that every one of its members supports equal pay.
Democrats may have fallen short at the ballot box last year, but our policies didn't. Voters in five states — and we're talking Nebraska and South Dakota here — voted to increase the minimum wage. They rejected anti-choice "personhood" legislation in Colorado. Four paid sick leave initiatives passed, which will help American workers keep themselves and their families healthy without losing their jobs.
Americans want a Congress focused on good jobs and fixing an economy tilted against workers — not anti-choice attacks. Republicans knew that during the election, and we're going to make sure they don't forget it now that they're in charge.