I haven’t written about the upcoming election on this blog, but I think the outcome is going to affect our lives and our children’s lives in profound ways.
Here’s my (extremely) distilled view of things:
If you believe in a common good, if you believe that government’s role is to level the playing field and provide a safety net for the most vulnerable among us (the poor, the disabled, the elderly), if you believe that we need to invest in teachers, parks, police, green energy, and student aid, if you believe that you and your daughters should have the right to decide what to do with your bodies, then vote for Obama, and vote for Democrats in the House and Senate, so he can actually get something done.
If you believe government can’t or shouldn’t protect the most vulnerable among us, if you believe that job is best left to neighbors, family, and churches, if you want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, then vote for Mitt Romney and the Republicans.
Whatever you believe, register to vote here.
Why are you going to vote?
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Working Mother Magazine published an analysis of where the congressional candidates stand on policies that support working families like paid parental leave, workplace flexibility, and equal pay.
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Quick shout-out to the authors of this very funny parody based on the Mo Willems pigeon series: Don’t Let the Republican Drive the Bus. It summarizes why I’m voting this year, and every year.
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