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Former Trump Field Organizer Accuses Campaign Of Sex Discrimination

"A former paid organizer for Donald J. Trump who was fired this month has accused his presidential campaign of sex discrimination."
Former Trump Field Organizer Accuses Campaign Of Sex Discrimination

Some not so shocking news from our wanna' be future Misogynist-In-Chief, Donald Trump: Donald Trump Field Organizer Accuses Campaign of Sex Discrimination:

A former paid organizer for Donald J. Trump who was fired this month has accused his presidential campaign of sex discrimination.

Elizabeth Mae Davidson, 26, who was the Trump campaign’s field organizer here in Davenport, Iowa’s third-largest city, said in a discrimination complaint that men doing the same jobs were paid more and were allowed to plan and speak at rallies, while her requests to do so were ignored. She also said that when she and a young female volunteer met Mr. Trump at a rally last summer, he told them, “You guys could do a lot of damage,” referring to their looks.

The complaint was filed on Thursday with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission. Mr. Trump’s spokeswoman and campaign manager did not respond to calls, emails or text messages sent late Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Ms. Davidson, of Bettendorf, who had recruited volunteer organizers for most of her region’s 63 precincts and opened a Trump campaign field office, only the second in the state, was fired on Jan. 14, the day after a New York Times article portrayed problems with the campaign’s senior Iowa leadership, to whom she reported.

In her complaint, Ms. Davidson says she was told she was fired for making “disparaging comments about senior campaign leaders to third parties” and breaking a nondisclosure clause in her employment contract, but she denied saying anything disparaging about campaign leaders to the news media.

Ms. Davidson was described in The Times article as one of the campaign’s most effective organizers and was quoted as she tried to enlist supporters to volunteer as precinct leaders during a Trump rally in Ottumwa on Jan. 9.

Here's more from Oliver Willis:

Davidson is a paralegal at at Betty, Neuman, & McMahon in Bettendorf, Iowa.

She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2014 with a Master of Arts (M.A.), Christian Formation. She also attended Loyola University Chicago where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree.

Davidson was a contestant in the Miss Iowa USA 2016 beauty pageant.

Her mother, Judy Davidson, is the Republican chairwoman of Scott County, Iowa.

Davidson was a paid intern for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.

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