American Women Voters in 2008

WOMEN SOLIDARITY USA encourages women to vote. Our future depends on it! Be prepared for 2008!
 

Your Money and Your Life: The High Stakes for Women Voters in '08 and Beyond

 

"Your Money and Your Life is a manifesto for the woman voter – and for male voters who care about the women in their lives. Martha Burk empowers the reader to cut through the double-talk, irrelevancies, and false promises, and focus directly on what’s at stake for women in the ’08 election, and in the years beyond. Where women stand, what women think, and what we need — with tough questions for candidates and elected officials. Your Money and Your Life is not another plea to get out and vote. In fact, Burk tells her readers in no uncertain terms that voting can be harmful unless they are well armed with the facts, and that’s what her book is about. A solid history and current take on national policies that impact women’s lives, the book is neither partisan nor about individual candidates. The information in Your Money and Your Life has value far beyond any single election. It is a blueprint for change for the better – for women and the country. Take this book to the voting booth."
 
Resources for Women Voters:
 
 
 
Which 2008 Presidential Candidates (Republican and Democrat) supports Equal Pay and the ERA?
 
According to www.thomas.loc.gov (2-3-08):
 
Fair Pay Act 2007:  Barak Obama (co-sponsor)
Fair Pay Restoration Act: Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama (co-sponsors)
Paycheck Fairness Act: Hillary Clinton (sponsor), Barak Obama (co-sponsor)
 
Thank you Barak Obama for co-sponsoring all 3! Open-mouthed Readers: Contact Senator Hillary Clinton, and ask her to co-sponsor the Fair Pay Act.
 
The Equal Rights Amendment is in the U.S. House of Representatives . Contact your member of the House of Representatives, and ask them to co-sponsor, or thank them if they already have. Contact your Senator, and ask them if they will sponsor the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Senate. 
  
… Searched many 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates websites. Some mentioned the ERA and Equal Pay.
… Searched many 2008 Republican Candidates websites. The sites never mentioned the ERA or Equal Pay.
 
WOMEN SOLIDARITY USA would like to congradulate Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, who could become America’s first woman VP. We hope she "will remember the ladies", if she wins the VP title. 
 
NOW

Not Every Woman Supports Women’s Rights

August 29, 2008

Statement of NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy on the Selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s Vice Presidential Pick

Sen. John McCain’s choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest.

Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women’s rights, just like John McCain.

The fact that Palin is a mother of five who has a 4-month-old baby, a woman who is juggling work and family responsibilities, will speak to many women. But will Palin speak FOR women? Based on her record and her stated positions, the answer is clearly No.

In a gubernatorial debate, Palin stated emphatically that her opposition to abortion was so great, so total, that even if her teenage daughter was impregnated by a rapist, she would "choose life" — meaning apparently that she would not permit her daughter to have an abortion.

Palin also had to withdraw her appointment of a top public safety commissioner who had been reprimanded for sexual harassment, although Palin had been warned about his background through letters by the sexual harassment complainant.

What McCain does not understand is that women supported Hillary Clinton not just because she was a woman, but because she was a champion on their issues. They will surely not find Sarah Palin to be an advocate for women.

Sen. Joe Biden is the VP candidate who appeals to women, with his authorship and championing of landmark domestic violence legislation, support for pay equity, and advocacy for women around the world.

Finally, as the chair of NOW’s Political Action Committee, I am frequently asked whether NOW supports women candidates just because they are women. This gives me an opportunity to once again answer that question with an emphatic ‘No.’ We recognize the importance of having women’s rights supporters at every level but, like Sarah Palin, not every woman supports women’s rights.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Mai Shiozaki, 202-628-8669, ext. 116; cell 202-641-1906

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(This was printed from http://www.now.org/press/08-08/08-29.html)

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