Friend -- |
The choice for women in this election is clear. Here are just a few reasons why:
1. The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making progress in a decades-long struggle for equal pay. When asked for his position, Romney has repeatedly refused to say whether he would have signed it into law.
2. Nearly 75 million women had received tax cuts under President Obama, who has put an average of $3,600 back in the pockets of the typical working family.
3. The President has repeatedly fought back against Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the largest providers of women's health services in the country. Mitt Romney has promised to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood funding.
4. Mitt Romney would overturn Roe v. Wade and even said he'd be "delighted" to sign a bill eliminating a woman's right to choose.
5. President Obama has stood up for a woman's right to make her own health decisions -- while Mitt Romney and the Republican Party would let employers and politicians limit her access to birth control coverage.
6. As the son of a single mother and the father of two daughters, President Obama understands that women aren't a special-interest group -- and that when women make less than men for the same work, it hurts the whole family.
7. The Affordable Care Act puts an end to insurance company abuses, including charging women more than men for the same coverage. Mitt Romney says he would repeal the law on "Day One."
8. The President cut taxes 18 times for women-owned small businesses across the country.
9. President Obama has tripled the number of women on the Supreme Court -- for the first time in history, three women sit on the nation's highest court.
10. Under President Obama, our economy has added back 5.4 million private sector jobs in 32 consecutive months of growth -- and he has a plan to keep adding jobs and strengthen the middle class.
11. The President believes we're at our best when everyone has a fair shot and a chance to get ahead. Mitt Romney's message to those struggling to get ahead? "You're on your own."
12. President Obama reversed the global gag rule, ending the ban on government aid for international groups that provide abortion information.
13. The Republican Party platform, which was written at the direction of the Romney campaign, includes a human life amendment that could ban abortion nationwide, without exceptions for victims of rape or incest.
14. The Affordable Care Act covers women's preventive care -- including mammograms, cancer screenings, and birth control -- with no co-pays or deductibles.
15. President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls to support fair treatment in all matters of public policy.
16. The Obama administration has invested in educational and career opportunities for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) -- he would recruit 100,000 math and science teachers as part of his plan to create jobs and support the middle class.
17. The President supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would give women additional tools to help fight pay discrimination, but Romney refuses to reveal his position.
18. President Obama is working to make college more affordable. That's why he doubled funding for Pell Grants and established the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which helped 9.4 million students and their families afford higher education in 2011. Mitt Romney would let the tax credit expire and slash funding for Pell Grants.
19. President Obama is working to preserve and protect the secure retirement that seniors have earned -- while Mitt Romney would turn Medicare into a voucher system ending guaranteed benefits.
20. Thanks to Obamacare, millions of young women have the security of knowing they can stay on their parents' health plan until age 26.
21. President Obama launched a broad effort to protect victims of domestic violence and reduce violence against women, including increased funding to enforce the Violence Against Women Act.
What is this?
Every day until Election Day, we'll send you something that makes the case for voting for Barack Obama.
What can I do?
If you like it, we ask that you share it with any friends, family members, and neighbors you know who are still making up their mind about who to vote for (and everyone knows some). All you have to do is pass it on -- forward it, share on Facebook, or on Twitter.
Done. What else?
If you spot something that's especially persuasive or inspiring, or if you want to share your own graphic, essay, or personal story, send it on to xxx and we'll pass the best ones along. Click here to check out all of our "Forward this" posts.
With two days to go in this election, and millions of voters still making up their minds, it's the job of everyone who supports President Obama to let everyone else know who they're voting for this year -- and why.
Contributions or gifts to Obama Victory Fund 2012 are not tax deductible.
The first $2,500 from a contributor to Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America, designated for the general election. The next $30,800 from a contributor will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amount(s) from a contributor will be divided among the State Democratic Party Committees as follows, up to $10,000 per committee and subject to the biennial aggregate limits: OH (24%), FL (15%); WI (12%); IA (10%); NV (10%); VA (9%); CO (7%); NC (7%); PA (3%); and NH (3%). A contributor may designate a contribution for a particular participant. This allocation formula may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions will be used in connection with a Federal election, may be spent on any activities of the participants as each committee determines in its sole discretion, and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.
This email was sent to: xxx.
If that is not your preferred email address, you can update your information here.
We believe that emails are a vital way for the campaign to stay in direct contact
with supporters. Click here if you'd like to unsubscribe from these messages.
This campaign is a community, and all ideas are welcome.
We appreciate any feedback you might have -- positive or negative.
Click here to contact the campaign with any questions or concerns.
Obama for America, P.O. Box 803638, Chicago, IL, 60680