We were incredibly fortunate to get a visit from Sandra Fluke, Georgetown Law School grad and women's health advocate, yesterday. As candidates up and down the GOP ticket try to roll back the progress on women’s issues we have made in the last four years, it was incredibly inspiring to hear Sandra talk about why she's supporting the President–and why we're going to win this fight.
At the University of New Hampshire Law School, Sandra told a room-full of students her story:
“I started organizing on campus, just as many of you are. I organized around issues that matter most to me, not based on one party or the other. I realized that the Republican Party doesn’t have the same position on any of the values that matter most to me. Things like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Affordable Care Act which President Obama has worked hard to pass."
At a house party in Meredith packed with women of all ages, Sandra described just how backwards the Romney-Ryan views on women are:
“This election is very clear, there are two candidates with two fundamentally different visions for our country. Lets look at the Republican party, they don't want us to know about their record because it is so extreme. It's such an extreme record to take away a woman's right to abortion, to not support our access to contraception, to draw distinctions between survivors of rape on who should have access to which health care."
President Obama has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families. The Romney–Ryan promise on women's issues is to undo the progress we've made over the last four years. This is unacceptable.
Women will decide this election. Join our Women for Obama on Dashboard right now to get working with other New Hampshire women to make sure we win this thing.