Tuesday, November 6, 2012
VOGUE: July 1942
Today is a historic day in America, one that YOU get to participate in choosing the outcome. I have watched both sides closely, read the articles, listened to the opinions and endured the redundant campaign ad's. My choice was obvious but now it is up to YOU.
As a woman I feel this is a VERY important election. It goes way beyond the over publicised "anti-abortion" debate. We are talking about fundamental rights we deserve as EQUAL citizens to our male counterparts. Those women who came before us really fought, suffered and endured incredible hardship and persecution to secure our right to VOTE. Can you believe that it took until 2009 and President Obama to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Be a trailblazer:
In 1872 Suffragist Susan B Anthony was arrested and fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election (equal to about $1900 today). She fought the charge using the 4th amendment and lost. She vowed "I will never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty" and she never did! She was an abolitionist (slavery), Educational Reformer, Labor Activist, Suffragist and always fought for Equality! She died in 1906 never living to see women get the ability to VOTE!
Now use your rights to make your voice heard!
I am completely astonished that The Romney/Ryan camp even has 1 female vote, based on their misogynistic policies and beliefs it should be 0% and they should be left holding "their binders full of women". Set an example for your daughters, nieces, and sisters.
In my opinion President Obama deserves another term to finish what he has started. Hopefully he gets a congress who will cooperate this time and allow him to make the changes he promised. Voting for the same policies that preceded the Obama administration by 12 years and who turned the economy upside down is obviously counterproductive. Voting for those who have an unapologetic, archaic, patriarchal attitude will set women BACK, not FORWARD!
The choice is up to YOU!
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance" - H. Jackson Brown