Women and the election

Voting

We voted!

“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.”
Hillary Clinton

The facts state that women make up 51% of the US population, but we only make up 17% of Congress. There is disparity here. While women have more of a voice than ever before, it is still important to notice that politics seems to be a man’s world. Thankfully, women have begun to pave the way for others to join in the American political process. Hilary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice are two great examples of strong women taking a stand.

This year, 18 women are running for political office in the Senate and 141 are running for the House, more than ever before. Many are calling this the “year of the woman,” with much of the campaign focusing on women’s rights and which candidate will adhere more closely to those.

While it is an exciting time for politics and for women, we hope to see more equality in the future. Why does it matter if Michelle Obama dresses better than Anne Romney? Why does it matter if one woman candidate is more attractive than another? It isn’t simply a matter of equality between men and women, but a matter of equality between women. And it is our fault and the media’s fault for always looking on outward appearances and nit picking at the color of lipstick someone is wearing.

So today, go out and vote for the candidate that you feel will lead us into a better America. Vote for the person who will allow you to pursue your dreams and become the woman you want to be. Just don’t sit around and let others choose for you. We are blessed to live in America, and let’s not take that for granted.

“I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor.”
Condoleezza Rice

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