“This is it. This is our time, or it could be if we really want it. I stand here at a critical moment for us American women, as the largest voting bloc in the nation. I truly believe if we stand together and work together in this next year, we have a chance after more than two centuries to finally gain equality for women once and for all.” Patricia Arquette
Women have a real opportunity in this coming election to make their voices heard. This is not a time to speak softly. This is a time for women to pool their unrest and make everyone realize that we are not going to take a back seat any longer just because we are women. No more. No way.
How do we do it?
There’s a new movie about to be released called Suffragette. I haven’t seen it yet, but it is scheduled to open in the next week or two. I‘ve seen the previews and I can tell it’s something everyone needs to see. It will help us in our resolve to push ahead.
Women have fought, suffered, and died for our right to vote. At this point, voting is the only method that allows us complete equality—and—an avenue to fight back.
How many elections have you voted in? How many have you missed voting? How many times have you avoided doing the one thing that can give you the power to be heard?
Many non-voters claim: We can’t change anything. It’s only one vote. Everything is rigged, or fixed against us. Does it even matter?
Yes. It does matter. Think about those statements—none of them make any sense.
Collectively, women are a powerhouse bloc of votes. Together we can make things happen. Things could change. People could change—for the better. There are many, many men who feel as we do. Who think of women as equals.They are disgusted with out lack of equality. They are as frustrated as we are. They will stand by us.
Today, there’s a drive to crush the voter. Across the country, local governments in many states are making it harder and harder for people to vote or even register. They specifically target African-Americans because their votes could easily join the bloc of women voters and put an end to the massive inequality that exists in our country today. The people who want to crush the vote know the power it holds.
If you live in an area that is shutting down available places to register and vote—step up. Help others to get to the polls. The people who are trying to control us can’t win, if we don’t let them.
This is the right moment where the dynamics of the presidential election can force a much broader discussion of the candidates. It will be easier to see who deserves our vote. When we vote, we win
Remember. This is our time. There is no better moment to step up to the challenge to bring into office those who really care and are not blinded by bigotry, bias, and stupidity.
Plan for it.
Encourage others to do it.
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