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GOTV Tips on helping moms in your area get to the polls!

October 31, 2014
I have been canvassing 20 hours per week to help get people to the polls. During this canvassing, I can't tell you how many new mothers with babies have told me that they aren't going to vote because they don't have time to register, or to get the ID that they need, or to get a babysitter to take care of their kids, or to get a ride to their polling place. People I've come into contact with think that women are uninterested in voting, but the truth is that the deck is stacked against young women, especially women in poverty, with children and that when they DON'T vote in their own interest,...
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October 30, 2014
November 4th is Election Day. Let's own our power and get out and vote.
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Nov. 4: It's All About Women

October 30, 2014
The other day I read a statistic that made me laugh a little. It said women’s issues are shaping up as the second-biggest issue among voters this year, behind only the economy. Really? I don’t think so. We are the economy. Women’s issues, family issues, are economic issues. And, as we know every single day, economic issues are women’s issues. That’s why this election is so important to us. And why we’re so important in this election. In a few days, we’ll have the opportunity to determine what kind of economy we will have—what kind of future—by electing leaders who will work for all of us. In...
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The Rise of the (Fictional) Female Politician: It’s Time for Reality to Match Our Hollywood Stars

October 30, 2014
Over the past decade, we’ve seen a rise in strong female political leaders on television. President Laura Roslin in the 2004 remake of Battlestar Galactica comes to mind. Not to mention Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, as well as a slew of others who are bringing the political savvy and talent of women politicians into the public eye. With every renewed season, we debunk the myth that women will watch men lead, but men won’t watch women in the leading role. Thanks to writers like Shonda Rhimes making waves, institutions like the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, and watchdogs like...
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Head Smacker: Voter ID Laws Further Silence Those Whose Voices Need To Be Heard The Most

October 15, 2014
“There is only one motivation for imposing burdens on voting that are ostensibly designed to discourage voter-impersonation fraud, if there is not actual danger of such fraud, and that is to discourage voting by persons likely to vote against the party responsible for imposing the burden.” – 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Posner
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From Cuddling to Canvassing

October 14, 2014
Lately, our idea of a hot date is to fling ourselves onto the couch. Then my husband casts me a knowing glance. I nod. And the big turn on begins. With the touch of Casanova, he fondles not just one, but five remotes, as we settle in to enjoy the PBS series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Sexy? Not even I am that clinical . But there is something satisfying about watching this series with the man I love. Together, we learn tidbits of history that help us make sense of our world. We gasp at a sepia image of shacks dotting an urban waterfront. Could that be Seattle? These...
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11 Great Reasons to Vote

October 14, 2014
We’re just a few weeks away from an incredibly important election. The votes people cast Nov. 4 will shape our future and our children’s. I’m sure you are planning to vote, but maybe you know people who are on the fence—who think elections in non-presidential years just aren’t that important. Not true! Here are 11 great reasons you can share with them to get them to the polls: 11. Bad politicians aren’t just elected by people who vote for them. They’re also elected by people who don’t vote at all. Don’t help elect politicians who work against your interests. 10. You can elect leaders who will...
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Google unveils some cool new GOTV tools

October 10, 2014
Google is making it easier for people to vote! If you search for "How do I vote" or "register to vote" or lots of other things you'll get localized, detailed information on how / where to vote, including (at least for Minnesota) information on how to check your registration status. Try googling "how do i vote" - and you can read this article for more: http://time.com/3486399/google-vote-tools/ Cool stuff!
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I’ll Give You One Very Good Reason to Vote: the Minimum Wage!!

October 10, 2014
Do you need a good reason to vote on November 4th? How about the fact that 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women and they only earn $14,500/year!
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Voting in NC this year?

October 9, 2014
This is an important election year in North Carolina. In addition to a high profile US Senate race, North Carolinians will be voting on members of Congress, the entire NC General Assembly, members of the NC Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and District Courts as well as a number of local races. The voices and votes of moms are powerful, but only if we use them! We’ve compiled a number of resources to help NC moms be engaged voters this year. Dates: Oct. 10 - Deadline to register to vote in general election. Due to new voting laws, you will no longer be allowed to register and vote during the...
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