Women Get It

Lots of women get it. We don’t want to turn back the clock on our rights, our pay equity gains, our health care and more. In 2008 President Obama gained an advantage when 56% of women voted. Current polls give him a lead too. Women can determine the outcome of any election. Women are a much bigger part of the entire population of voters and often a higher percentage of women vote. Such is expected to be the case in 2012. With just five days left, there is a lot on the line for women in this election.

Like men women list jobs and the economy as important issues but they also care about other issues that affect them disproportionately- social safety net, parity in the workplace, healthcare for the elderly (women live longer than men), reproductive rights, contraception. Women still earn less dollar for dollar than men in similar positions with similar experience, education and training. President Obama supports pay equity and the first law he signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and he established the Equal Pay Task Force and supports the Paycheck Fairness Act. Not once has his opponent stood up to the extreme elements of his party on pay equity. Romney has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which is modeled after the Massachusetts law that Romney supported as governor.

Most women can’t afford to make less money or to have fewer healthcare choices. As a woman the choice is clear, Obama has earned our vote.

See how some women are supporting President Obama.