NOW Calls for Nationwide MARCH Nov. 2!
MARCH to the polls, and vote as if women's lives depend on it -- because they do! Prove the pundits and our opponents wrong: Vote on Nov. 2, and bring along at least one other activist, friend or family member.
You've heard the buzz that women voters have given up and Democrats stand to lose this mid-term election. That will be the headlines only if we sit out this election. Pick an action, and prove them wrong:
- Call or email every feminist you know to urge them to vote
- Volunteer to distribute door-hangers about feminist or progressive candidates
- Offer to phone bank for a get-out-the-vote effort. If there are no competitive races in your area or state, find a candidate you admire and volunteer to phone for them
- Volunteer to pick up voters and take them to polling places
- Organize a car pool for your feminist friends to make sure they vote -- go to lunch or dinner afterward, and celebrate the women who fought for our right to vote
We must defend our champions in the statehouses and halls of Congress and support new feminist candidates if we ever hope to gain equal rights for women and guarantee women's safety, economic justice and autonomy. Our opponents cannot stand the prospect of a world where women are fully equal, and we cannot stay silent as long as that world remains only a dream.
This Election Day IS a March for Women's Lives. We cannot be silent while women are beaten, raped and murdered, while women's futures are limited or denied by repressive and cruel fiscal and social policies meant to benefit the privileged.
NOW/PAC has endorsed strong candidates – candidates who will protect women's rights and work to achieve equality and justice.
Conservatives, corporate interests and Tea Party types are raising money and mobilizing like crazy. Scores of right-wing candidates with more extreme views than ever before are on the ballots. Their efforts are funded by the super-rich and big business. Decades worth of progress made by feminists on many fronts will suffer severe setbacks if ultra-conservative candidates running in this election gain power.
Republican and Tea Party candidates will continue to promote policies that favor their backers -- the richest 20 percent of Americans who own 85 percent of the wealth in the U.S. and receive nearly half of all income annually. If elected, these candidates will set about undoing policies and programs that advance equality.
The already wide gap between rich and poor will increase. The social safety net -- programs like Medicaid, Social Security and Medicare -- will be further weakened. Critical progress on important legislative priorities will be lost, including pay equity initiatives, welfare reform and fully funding the Violence Against Women Act, among many others. Educate yourself about the issues and find the candidates who will support women's rights.
Check out NOW/PAC's endorsed candidates today, and help get out the vote!