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Mothers Sitting This Election Out?

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.[1]

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.

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12:32AM PDT on Nov 5, 2010

like moms are only voting for dems? again a total non-truth

7:50AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010

Hooray for ALL the Moms!! The hand that rocks the cradle~~rules the world!! GOD Bless all the Moms!!! They have the hardest job in the world!!

9:06PM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

I wish that I could have voted, but I wasn't qualified to do so. Thank you for posting.

5:49PM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Please vote! Even if you are tired and frustrated, get out there and vote- otherwise the other guys win, and things will get worse!

3:40PM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Thanks and i already VOTED! sorry to disappoint you!

1:03PM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

YES!! Please Ladies. Get off the couch and into the voting booth.

We CAN'T let the Republicans win!!

12:03PM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

From the crowds at our polling place, it looked like everyone in town was voting...huge turn out.

11:02AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Proud to say me and most of my clan have voted and the rst are in progress. voted -d-.

11:00AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Proud to say me and most of my clan have voted and the rst are in progress. voted -d-.

11:00AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Proud to say me and most of my clan have voted and the rst are in progress. voted -d-.

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