Posts Categorized: Electoral Politics

The Rising American Electorate

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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).

Honoring Shirley Chisholm

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.

Who wrote this script?

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.

From Panic to Determination: An Election Evolution

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.

The Real Mitt Romney

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.