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Why Women Should Care About Wisconsin [VIDEO]

Why Women Should Care About Wisconsin [VIDEO]


With just one week to go until the recall elections in Wisconsin we’ve already seen evidence of electoral fraud and a flood of money from the Koch brothers. If Democrats hope to flip the Senate and show Gov. Scott Walker and his administration that a legislative agenda designed to dismantle and sell off the very institutions that make Wisconsin great will go no further then they are going to have to get out and vote.

As part of that effort EMILY’s List is enlisting support from members and volunteers and asking them help the get out the vote efforts because what’s going on in Wisconsin is going on everywhere.

The stakes are high in Wisconsin. The attack on public employee unions, public education and health care hurt Wisconsin women and families the hardest. Wisconsin, in many ways, is a microcosm of the war waged in Washington by Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell. But in a week, Wisconsin has the chance to elect five pro-choice women in response and to send a clear signal that women have had enough.

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1:52PM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

I agree with what you’re saying. However I don’t think this is just a woman’s issue.
Everyone should care; men and women alike. Education and healthcare are not just women’s issues, they affect all people.
I take my children to the doctor and pay outrageous fees.
I care about my children’s education and future.
I think woman should have the right to do with their bodies as they damn well please, and that men are for the most part, pigs.
I am a father, I am a husband, I am a brother, and I am a son who will fight for my daughter, my wife, my sister, and my mother.
All people should have the same rights; I want my son and my daughter to see a future where people are just people.

3:30PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Women need to ensure that they protect their rights right now. The nutters in the Republican Party seem determined to take away a woman's right to have control over her own body.

9:16AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

I agree - everyone should care about what happens here. Went to a rally Tuesday - about 15 people out on the street. When someone went by shouting that we were wrong-headed, a woman next to me shouted back - "that's okay, it's coming your way soon!" I responded to one man who took exception to us - "are you a millionaire?" I"m in Paul Ryan's district - we're out in front of his office constantly. Vote Democratic!

7:23AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

everyone should care about wisconsin because its headed your way next.

2:04AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

A second chance is sometimes a WONDERFUL thing. I spent two hours calling for Emily's list tonight and found many women excited to VOTE and to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The very fact that the Republican party is resorting to "fake primary candidates" and laws to make it difficult for "probable Democrats" to vote shows the weakness of their message and the lack of confidence they have in it. Women play a huge part in getting out the vote.The traditional role of a woman as an educator as well as a nurturer is well suitedto be extended into political activism and candidacy. I'm looking foreward to seeing Wisconsin return to its place as a PROGRESSIVE ,and PRO- UNION state.

9:37PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Fight the Right!

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-education, union busting, Medicare and Social Security slashing, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

8:58PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Wisconsin could be a sign of things to come.

8:46PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Marianne C so proud to have you as a friend as a union person and activist I applaud you and all those working hard to agitate educate and restore our democracy

7:14PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Women should care about Wisconsin because men are acting just the male behavioral head, such as the perfect male John Gray advocated in Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. If you thought that was misogynistic bull$hit, you should give this book a read:

Women May Be from Venus, But Men are Really from Uranus:

We all need a laugh, especially when our rights are being dismantled in front of our eyes.

5:45PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

I went to a rally today for one of those women. My girlfriend and I sat on stone steps and waited for the rally to begin, taking shelter under my big umbrella. And when the candidate stepped out, we cheered and waved and punched the sky, yelling "Amen!" and "this is what democracy looks like!"

We also signed two of the many pink slips that are being sent to our current Republican male rep, who likes to claim that people in his district support his attacks on us, and that those who protest are all from out of state and were paid by big union money to come here and protest.

I'm worn out, but it was a good day. I just wish I'd had a a pair of big kettle drums and a drum horse to carry them. A few good women could have shaken the thunder out of the sky with them.

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