Vivian and Mikhaela have called Janesville home for over 25 years. They love to call Janesville home because of its strong community and unfailing optimism. Both women are active today throughout the community, including their efforts organizing for President Obama at the downtown office, because they know what’s at stake in this election.
When Paul Ryan was first announced as the Vice Presidential nominee, the stark contrast couldn’t be more clear. Although they all call Janesville home, Paul Ryan’s position on issues important to both Vivian and her daughter Mikhaela could not be more different.
"It's a little embarrassing, being from Janesville, to have someone so extreme representing us.”
“As a young woman who has gone to college I’ve been very lucky, and even I’ve had to go to Planned Parenthood before. It was a way for me to take care of myself, just like any other type of doctor’s visit. Planned Parenthood provides these important services for women – and things like getting a pap smear are important because it screens for diseases like cervical cancer.”
“Since President Obama has been elected, I’ve seen a difference - my friends are able to be on their parents’ health care for longer. They’ve also had access to health care when they otherwise wouldn’t have… because of President Obama.”
"Obama has done a lot for women. He cares about women's rights, but it's more than that. What I'm really talking about is equality for all people. He has worked for equal pay, he has made contraception available – when he came into office, he had a lot of problems to take on and if you actually look up what he has done for us, it's pretty incredible."
Since day one, President Obama has been an advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women, our families and our futures. From fair pay to education and access to quality health care, the President is fighting to make sure that everyone has a chance to succeed.
Women will help decide this election—but only if we vote and make sure to commit to vote for Barack Obama.