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Posts Categorized: Electoral Politics
This November marks the first time I will be out of my home state of Oklahoma for an election and, as a result, the first time I will be voting by absentee ballot.
With midterm elections fast approaching, supporters of women’s rights are working to maintain control of the Senate. A large demographic of voters called the Rising American Electorate could sway votes in their favor, as this group is populous, influential, and tends to hold beliefs that support women’s rights, labor unions, equal pay, and raising the minimum wage (for example).
According to an American University study, 63 percent of girls have never even thought about running for political office. I can’t help but think that if high school history texts featured Shirley Chisholm’s story a little more prominently, the number of girls who have thought about running for office would be a lot higher.
Calling Wendy Davis a gold-digger or Hillary Clinton as a shrew can make for a good story, but it doesn’t make for good journalism.
Even as conservatives tone down their anti-woman rhetoric to the public, their harmful policy positions stay in place.
His co-sponsorship may have been an accident — almost like an accidental friend request — but support for the ERA should be uncontroversial.
With so many issues hanging in the balance, this election was very stressful for me. On a personal level, the most important issue was the threat of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I have epilepsy, for which I have to take very expensive medicine. I’m not the only one with this story, so it baffles me that anyone would want to let so many people go without lifesaving health insurance.
With four weeks left until the election, Romney unquestionably needs to win over undecided voters by camouflaging his anti-choice stance. But he’s on record championing some of the most extreme — and more importantly, extremely unpopular — tactics aimed at blocking women’s access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion and birth control.
The topic for this fourth part of my series on the Romney-Ryan budget is Medicaid; but first, I can’t emphasize enough: We now have overwhelming evidence demonstrating just how out-of-touch Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is with the hard-working and struggling people of this country.