The West Nashville team recently hosted a Women For Obama phone bank party. Our team of seven volunteers called over 175 Nashville women and invited them to our upcoming potluck. After First Lady Michelle Obama launched Women for Obama we decided it would be a good idea to host a party for women in Nashville to talk about what the President has accomplished for women and how we can help his reelection campaign.
The women we called were excited about the President’s reelection campaign and ready to start volunteering. One of our volunteers, Vikki, talked to one supporter who told her, "We have a house full of women who are all going to want to get involved with this." Vikki told her, "Bring the whole minivan!"
The President has been a strong advocate for women's health, workplace equality, and education since he took office. The first bill President Obama signed in January of 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which gave women a fair chance at earning equal pay for equal work in cases of pay discrimination. The passage of the Affordable Care Act will provide women with access to a wide range of preventive health services—well-woman visits, contraception counseling, STI screenings, and more—without a copayment or deductible under new insurance plans. In addition, the President has announced $2.4 million in grants for education support to girls in math and science.
We are committed and ready to reelect the President, but we’re also excited about the possibility of Michelle Obama serving a second term as our nation's First Lady! Sign up to protect President Obama’s fight to protect women. Join us for our Women for Obama Potluck this Thursday, Dec 1 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.