Around here, we don’t just say the campaign motto- Respect. Empower. Include. Win- we live it, we breathe it, and we mean it. Jacintha B., one of our summer organizing fellows, felt like our Women for Obama event held on Monday night perfectly represented these beliefs:
“It was really nice to see such a diversity of women, especially in age! Everyone seemed enthusiastic to get involved, which was exciting.“
Women of all walks of life participated- young and older women, mothers, daughters, wives, college students, African American women, Latino women, Jewish women, and LGBT women. State Senator Constance Johnson lead the dozens of women in attendance through a discussion of the issues, covering everything from access to healthcare to equal pay to zero tolerance for violence against women. This discussion sparked another conversation after the event.
A young professional from Norman, Mackenzie L., stayed up late with her friends talking about conservative anti-woman policies. “We grew up as a generation who only ever knew a Republican as president. And throughout it all, we never questioned that one day there would eventually be someone better.”
She believes that someone is President Obama.
“We don’t just want for Obama to win; we need for Obama to win, like we’ve never needing anything before.”
Mackenzie is right- we do need for President Obama to win. Women fought to get him elected in 2008 and we will fight to get him re-elected on November 6th.The first step? Reaching out to your friends and family about the importance of this election. Sign up to host a “Women for Obama” house party to get the conversation started.