“Feminists for Obama”

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If McCain and Palin win, Women Lose. Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority, says, “Obama/Biden are running on the strongest platform for women’s rights of any major party in U.S. history”.

That’s why Feminist Majority launched www.FeministsForObama.org, a side-by-side comparison of the Democratic and Republican nominees on four major women’s issues: Violence Against Women, Abortion and Contraception, Women and Work, and Breast Cancer and Health Care.

McCain on Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   You deserve to know where the candidates stand: http://www.feministsforobama.org/Issues_breastcancer.htm

McCain voted against funding breast cancer research if it meant taking away from military funds.   Breast cancer affects all women, even the 370,000 women currently serving in the US Armed Forces.   Since breast cancer attacks 1 in 8 women, that means 46,250 members of the US military will deal with breast cancer.   And John McCain voted NO.   It is not a niche issue, it’s America’s issue.

He voted against a bill that changed the course of breast cancer research.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RFrEzQAOvM

McCain on Violence Against Women

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   You deserve to know where the candidates stand: http://www.feministsforobama.org/Issues_domesticviolence.htm

Senators Obama and Biden have sponsored and supported legislation, including funding, to reduce violence against women and to assist women survivors of domestic abuse.   Biden authored the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).   Obama cosponsored the reauthorization of VAWA and authored legislation on violence against women as an Illinois State Senator.

Not only did McCain vote NO on VAWA, but he also failed to co-sponsor VAWA reauthorization although many Republican and Conservative Senators did.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RFrEzQAOvM

Quick Facts

Did you know Senator McCain opposes the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?   The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act would restore a woman’s right to fight pay discrimination in court.

Did you know Senator McCain has ducked questions on contraceptive insurance discrimination as recently as July 2008?

Visit www.FeministsForObama.org to read more.

–Dorothee Royal-Hedinger

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0 Responses to “Feminists for Obama”

  1. feministchemists says:

    The Association for Women in Science and the Society for Women Engineers asked Obama and McCain questions regarding issues affecting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) I have the pdf of the questions and answers, along with some discussion, posted at http://www.feministchemists.com