“Wow…That was really powerful,” Lois Snyder exclaimed after participating in a conference call with the First Lady Michelle Obama. Lois was one of 6 women who gathered in Kalamazoo not only to listen to the First Lady, but to hear from Kalamazoo City Commissioner Stephanie Bell.
Commissioner Bell has been very active in women’s health issues and making sure women know how important their vote is, and is a powerful leader in the Kalamazoo region. Stephanie spoke about how the Affordable Care Act benefits women and their families, and how women need to fight to keep policies like that in place.
While she is out meeting with and talking to women about the issues that matter most to them, she told the group of women that the thing she heard mattered the most to them was, "Being able to provide Health Care for my family and myself."
President Obama knows this, and has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to them and their families. He signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. The President’s Affordable Care Act will provide coverage for millions of women and their families who were previously uninsured, and will additionally ensure that women cannot be denied coverage on the basis of gender.
Women like Lois agree that the President has proven that he is a strong advocate for women. Won’t you join us in supporting the President and join Women for Obama?! Contact Caitlin O’Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.366.9848 to get involved, and find out more about the Grassroots Leader Training happening on Saturday December 10.