Tag Archives: election 2012

Obama Wins! Ding-Dong The Election (Season) Is Dead!

Praise the Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever deity you do or don’t believe in… this presidential campaign season is all over but the shouting! And there is good news to report! Of course, people wasted no time celebrating (or complaining) via social media of the president’s victory. I personally loved Think Progress’ tweet, “Obama Wins. It’s better on Fox […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance

My home state of Massachusetts has never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. But we have the chance to make history today by voting for Elizabeth Warren. Now I don’t vote for women merely because of their gender. Although I do believe we need more women in electoral office at all levels. But as […]

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Why Rape Should Matter To Your Vote: 50 Facts

God, again. Rape? What is the big deal? There are more important issues than “the rape thing.” At least that’s what I keep hearing. However, I am with Garance Franke-Ruta who asked recently, in an Atlantic piece called Richard Mourdock, Mitt Romney, and the GOP Defense of Coerced Mating: “Do we want to live in a country […]

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Something Of Monumental Importance is Happening Tomorrow!

It’s here!  I can’t believe tomorrow is finally Election Day.  By now you’re probably exhausted from all of the pleas for your vote.  I know I am.  But hopefully you’ve already registered and, if you didn’t vote early or by absentee, you plan to vote tomorrow at a polling station.  Well if you’re tired of […]

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Is This the Year We’ll Get a Congress That Looks Like America?

This post is originally published on Vitamin W.  It is cross-posted with permission. Congress doesn’t look much like America. There aren’t many women — just 17% of Congressmembers are female, in fact, and of those 90 congresswomen, just 24 are people of color. There aren’t many Hindus, amputees, lesbians, Latinas, or women veterans either. But […]

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3 Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting: It’s Not About Abortion

Most women (and their spouses), whether personally comfortable with abortion or not, don’t automatically think about whether or not they might end up in jail, arrested while in labor or strapped to a hospital bed to undergo a forced Cesarean when they get pregnant.  Laura Pemberton certainly didn’t before it happened to her.  And what happened to […]

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Pandering and Lip Service Not Required: Romney Isn’t A Mystery On Women’s Issues

We can drone on about sound bites and rehash debate comments all we want.  We can debate the facts laid in campaign ads, and count up how many lies have been told.  We already know where both Obama and Romney stand on women’s issues, so let’s drop the pandering and lip service and be real […]

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Feminist Files: Get Out The Voter Suppression

In the final weeks of voter registration, let’s look at a round-up about voter suppression laws and why it sucks: What is voter suppression? As the ACLU explains, changes to voting laws including requiring ID (three states now require proof of citizenship), shortening early voting times, and putting up road blocks to register to vote (removing same-day voter registration, […]

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What Women Want 2012: A YWCA USA National Survey of Priorities and Concerns

Our most important (and surprising) takeaway is this: 80 percent of women, across all divides and regardless of political affiliation, agree on 80 percent of the issues. From where we’re standing, and despite references to a divided and partisan electoral climate, it seems that most American women regardless of background and life experiences have many of the same priorities for their lives, families, and communities.

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Final Call: Deadlines for Voter Registration Coming Up Fast

Are you registered to vote in November? Are your friends and family? Do you know where your polling place is?  With just over 40 days till Election Day 2012, the deadlines for voter registration and absentee ballots are fast approaching. It’s even more important this year to be properly registered and, unfortunately, depending on the state, […]

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