Mothers Sitting This Election Out?
ED NOTE: This post by Mom’s Rising co-founder and Executive Director Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner. It’s very much aimed at the Mom’s Rising audience and makes a case just as valid here at Care2.
Want to help prove the Wall Street Journal wrong about moms? Here’s what a piece they recently ran said about moms voting: “Now, apparently, mothers are just really tired. The recession has slammed our families, we’re working harder than ever and we no longer care much about voting.” The piece went on to say: “All these worn-out moms need to do is stay home to impact the elections,” while at the same time noting that voter turnout is particularly important in midterm elections.
We’re not THAT tired! Let’s prove the Wall Street Journal wrong! If women sit out the election, we all lose.
You can make a critical difference getting out the vote in an election year that is extremely important to families!
Times are tough, and families are hurting. In the coming months, Congress is poised to make important decisions which impact us all, including about whether or not to extend unemployment insurance benefits, whether to continue moving forward with new provisions which make it illegal for insurance companies to deny coverage for people with preexisting conditions, and whether we will invest in families who are struggling to make ends meet or instead spend massive amounts on tax breaks for the wealthy.
We all need to go out and make our voices heard tomorrow by voting!
Tracy, a MomsRising member from Colorado says: “I’m voting because my 7 year old son has a rare form of cancer and I want to make sure that Congress continues new consumer protections that prohibit lifetime caps on insurance coverage. I’m grateful to have one less thing to worry about.”
Thanks for being an awake voter!
P.P.S. Need more reasons to vote? Check these great facts sheets from the National Women’s Law Center on why women should vote in this election: www.nwlc.org/voteredfacts
This post first appeared at Moms Rising.
by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner