Since Republicans gained control of the House in 2011, they have been very busy
focusing obsessing on women. Our reproductive organs and our rights are under fire.
The Committee on Energy & Commerce just released these figures:
“The 55 votes have targeted women in a multiple ways: 17 votes have allowed health insurance companies to discriminate against women; 11 votes have cut women’s access to preventive care; 10 votes have restricted or rolled back abortion rights or access to legal abortion; 7 votes have cut funding for key nutritional votes for women; 3 votes have blocked access to reproductive and maternal care services; 3 votes have undermined the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and 14 votes have weakened environmental laws that protect pregnant women from toxic chemicals. The Republican budget drafted by Rep. Ryan further weakens many existing programs and institutions that support and protect women.”
It’s very easy to stop this. In just under two months, we have the opportunity to cast our votes for the President and the Congress, which will determine if these attacks continue.
If voter apathy wins and the GOP has a majority in Congress or if Romney wins, say goodbye to the freedoms and choices you’ve been enjoying for decades.
A common lament among voters today is that politics and politicians are corrupt. They say, “What’s the point in voting?” Consider this: If you owned a business and one of your top employees was doing a terrible job—bringing down morale and costing your company money—would you throw your hands in the air and proclaim, “Oh well, this employee is corrupt, there’s nothing I can do about it so I’ll just keep paying them.” Or, would you FIRE THEM?
As a nation, we have forgotten that WE are the government’s employer. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. We pay their salaries. We pay their pensions.
16 million women were not even registered to vote in 2008. We have the power in the voting booths, so let’s USE IT and VOTE
Register to vote: HERE
Kimberley A. Johnson is the author of The Virgin Diaries and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page