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You Don't Own Me! A PSA From Lena Dunham, Tavi, Carrie Brownstein and MORE

Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn’t want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.

Women, let’s rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It’s a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won’t stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we’ve had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards.

This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let’s get active. Let’s get out every vote we can. Let’s make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let’s take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=644316122 Duane Hansen Fernandez

    I <3 women & I support them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555570694 Amanda Tejón

    I hope you guys keep your rights, the economic crisis cannot be the excuse to bring these people to the government. In my country, Spain, only a few years ago (in 2010), women got the right to choose what to do with their bodies and gay marriage was also approved, last year, the party in the opposition ( like your republican party ) won the elections and, of course, they didn’t solved anything in a day or in a year (I mean the unemployment, public health problems…etc) although they had time to try to take away these rights, it looks like it was the first thing in their electoral program… and I am afraid they get it soon

    So, I encourage you to vote, because every vote counts, and as women, we have to remember that even the right to vote was got and fought by women before us, I think we owe it to them. Vote!

    (I hope my english is understandable, because I was trying to make a point! lol)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507424435 Alexis Iafrate

    Love the PSA. It was a great way to get an extremely important message out to female voters. I fear for the future of this country if the Romney administration is elected into office. VOTE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002008970811 Tom Richards

    Many men have always supported full equality for women and other minorities. The Republican stance has not changed since the 1950s. They are always on the WRONG side of the issue and want to deny basic health care to women, while at the same time they want to subject women to barbaric practices to limit liberty and freedom.

    I thankfully add that Lesley Gore, the greatest singer of the 1960s, has supported women’s causes since the late 60s. She served on a committee to elect Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. She was a friend of the feminist activist, Bella Abzug. She was one of the “Clintones” in the 1990s and worked to elect Bill Clinton President.

    Lesley’s views have not changed since 1964 and we should all thank her for continuing the fight for equal rights/equal pay/equality and freedom.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555570694 Amanda Tejón

      Women are not a minority…

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