On Dana and Elise's hands: "Women's rights."
“I love that President Obama has consistently shown support of a woman's right to choose and understands that my body means my choices,” said Dana a William and Mary College student.
For Dana and her friend Elise, the President’s support on women’s issues makes this election so much more urgent. The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) has made it so much easier for women like them to get access to the preventive care they need and will soon make it illegal for health insurance companies to charge women more than men for coverage.
“I don't think that being a woman should be considered a preexisting condition and justification to charge me more for health care,” Dana said. “I am so glad the President agrees.”
The Affordable Care Act is a big deal.
What else is a big deal according to Elise? Equal pay for equal work.
“It surprised me that women are paid $0.77 to every dollar that a man makes for equal work. President Obama showed his support for women by making the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first piece of legislation he signed in office.”
There is too much is at stake in this election for women like Dana and Elise. If the President was not reelected, we’d lose increased access to quality affordable health care; Mitt Romney has already pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On equal pay for equal work, Mitt Romney hasn’t even been able to be up front about what he really thinks—except that he has binder full of women.
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