Sunday, November 18, 2007

Women and the 2008 Election

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Women are expected to play a significant role in the 2008 election.

Some interesting data:

-Studies indicate that women outnumber and outvote men and the candidates are already creating campaigns aimed at women voters. In 2004, nearly nine million more women than men voted in the election.

-For the first time in U.S. history, the number of unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed women now equals the number of married women in the country. This represents about 26% of the eligible voting population.

-Married women have a tendency to vote Republican. Unmarried women traditionally vote for a Democrat.

-Unmarried women, unfortunately, are less likely to register and vote.

-In 2004, 20 million unmarried women did not bother to register and vote.

That needs to change.
We need to encourage women to get out to vote in 2008.
I am always amazed when people tell me they don't vote. It would never occur to me NOT to vote. When I was a kid, I always went with my Mom when she went to the polls.
Voting isn't a choice. It's an obligation.

Women fought for our right to vote from the first meeting of the women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848 until the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920.
That's long time to fight for something that we take for granted today.

We can take this country back, if set our minds to it.

"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them."

-Sojourner Truth, 1851


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:10:00 PM  

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