This election is not so much about who you vote for, it's more about what you are voting for.
When you vote you are saying "Yes" to the record, positions and political philosophy of that man.
This election is extremely important for women. It is not the function of Congressmen to control how
women must live. This is not about so-called "social issues." It's about real life, whether a woman
can make decisions about her own health-care. It's about whether working women will be treated fairly
in our economy. It's about whether older women who are not wealthy can survive without Social Security
What follows is what you are voting for when you choose who you vote for.
In this congressional race, my opponent, Congressman Duncan Hunter II, has voted for the Blunt Amendment,
which would allow employers to determine what type of health insurance coverage an employee may receive
based on the employers religious beliefs or sense of "morals." David Secor says "NO." No woman should
be at the mercy of the boss's personal "feelings" determining her healthcare insurance coverage.
Congressman Hunter II voted against equal pay for women, the Lily Ledbetter Act. This is important to you,
your daughters, and your granddaughters. David Secor supports equal pay for equal work.
David Secor supports access to birth control. Access to birth control is vital to women. 98% of women use it.
It prevents millions of unintended pregnancies every year. And that prevents abortions, a primary goal
of the "pro-life" movement. Family planning is a critical economic issue. Due to the ACA, women now
have access to prescription birth control without any co-pay. That's good for them and good for taxpayers.
Congressman Hunter II opposes it.
30% of elderly women live on Social Security alone. Congressman Duncan Hunter would end Social Security.
Working women of any age know they MUST have Social Security in place when they are eligible. This is not
negotiable. David Secor will not allow changes in benefits, period. We can make adjustments without changing
benefits that will keep Social Security for you, your children and your grandchildren. The scare tactics used
by the opposition are simply NOT TRUE.
David Secor says we must keep Medicare! Medicare coverage is absolutely necessary for older Americans.
Congressman Hunter opposes keeping Medicare. Real working people know they would have to go uninsured, or
spend nearly all their income to buy healthcare insurance, if Duncan Hunter's plan (with a $6,000 voucher) were
ever in place.
The National Family Planning Program provides free cancer screenings to 5 million women every year.
The other side has said they would end that program "on Day One!" David Secor knows the program must remain.
It's much more cost-effective to find and treat cancer early than to discover them too late to treat.
David Secor lost his dear father at 55 to a cancer detected too late. Secor himself, had a cancer detected
by early screening which could have killed him. He believes, in memory of his father, that all Americans
should have free cancer screening. It saves lives. It saves taxpayers billions!
Congressman Duncan Hunter II voted against the Violence Against Women Act.
The amount of domestic violence directed against women by spouses and boyfriends today is shocking.
Much goes unreported out of fear or shame. Women, parents concerned for their daughters, grandparents,
all know that economic pressures, drugs, alcohol, male adolescent attitudes of control or jealousy can
put any woman in danger. David Secor supports the VAWA!
Duncan Hunter sponsored HR 374, the "Life at Conception Act." The bill was co-sponsored by Todd
"Legitimate Rape" Akin. The bill says at the moment of fertilization there is "personhood," instantly
assigning all the same Constitutional rights under the 14th Amendment the woman or girl has! HR374 would
also ban in vitro fertilization used by many couples unable to conceive. Many thousands of couples need
If enacted, HR374 would also ban many forms of birth contol, and surely lead to unwanted
pregnancies and the abortions that often result.
It simply goes too far! Even most "pro-life" people
want exceptions for rape, incest, ectopic pregnancies, etc. This may be Mr. Hunter's personal moral view,
his personal religious belief. He should live by his morals. But NO CONGRESSMAN, not Duncan Hunter, David
Secor or any other should try to make his personal morality into federal law. That's not freedom. That's not
Due to re-districting, 300,000+ people in the Temecula area south through the Fallbrook and Escondido/San Marcos
regions, conservative Republican Brian Bilbray will no longer be your congressman. If you so choose, extremist
Duncan Hunter II will be. He is not his father. He is not Bilbray.
Duncan Hunter II has not and will not represent the people in our district. Hunter's only interests are
emptying our Treasury to Pentagon contractors, and trying to make his religious beliefs into federal law.
He's done nothing for jobs, is central to the current gridlock in Congress, and ignores the voters in his
district. He believes that because he has the "Duncan Hunter" name which he wears like a license plate,
he is invincible.
Congressman Duncan Hunter: Corporations Are People, But Women Are Not
The 32-year Hunter Dynasty - 28 years by Hunter I, 4 years by Hunter II, must end now. Do the right thing
for you and your family. Vote David Secor for Congress.