Sunday, August 31, 2014

End Of Month FAV Posts ~ Shareable And/Or Actionable:



For my End Of Month Fav Posts ~ Shareable And/Or Actionable I’m going to focus on women getting out to vote, specifically, in this case, single women getting out to vote, because I really cannot understand single Democratic women not pro-actively taking charge of ending the GOP #waronwomen, much of which is directed at them and/or their children, and, as an aside, I really, really cannot understand GOP women pro-actively voting Republican!





(FYI. It is your choice whether or not to take action and/or share the information provided with everyone you know with a call for them to encourage single moms to get out and vote Democrat in November!)

Having said all of that, based on my professional work with single moms and based on my knowledge of their needs re becoming active citizens on behalf of themselves, their children and their communities, I am particularly concerned about single women falling down on the job and not registering to vote and/or not voting Democrats in and Republicans out!

I am not going to get into the statistical weeds here to make the point that if more single women voted and voted in their own best interests they could end the GOP #waronwomen. Suffice it to say, based on fabulous research by The Voter Participation Center we know in 2012 more than 55 million unmarried women were eligible to vote and 31.4% of them were not registered to vote (17.3 million). It seems pretty clear to me that single women (which includes single moms!) have the power to provide the winning margin for Democrats in November IF they act.




^^^ This is what that looked like in 2010 and it hasn't changed much since then...




^^^ This is just plain a point of interest.




^^^ And this just gives you an idea of how much information is available to you via The Voter Participation Center study referenced above. 


I feel certain there are some who will be shaking their heads at my partisan nerve to imply that one political party (Democrat) is better than the other (Republican) for single women and their families (i.e., the nation) but if you understand the constitutional general welfare concept of this country then you understand that our Founding Fathers believed the health and welfare of the nation, including single moms and their children, to be so critical to the survival of the nation that they codified it in the United States Constitution and that is a value/principle Democrats subscribe to NOT Republicans.





^^^ The relevant snippet of Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution.


As previously noted, the Republican Party does not agree with the Democratic Party's assessment of the General Welfare Clause so we've got what we've got and this is what the GOP is looking to add in 2014. The message could not be more clear ~ there really is a GOP #waronwomen:






^^^ In the event the chart is not clear enough, please click here ~ there is much more extensive information provided as well. 

(And I didn't even touch on how GOP voter suppression efforts are/will impacting women!)

Adding to consideration of their own benefit re voting women need to also consider the history of women who came before them to fight for the right of all women to vote as they wonder if  they should register to vote and/or vote or not. Women like Susan B. Anthony were arrested for voting November 5, 1872. History matters.




Once women decide they are a go, this link will provide the information needed to get it done.


Enough said.

G.


* (I believe credit for the voter of the GOP women hitting herself in the face can be attributed to If I'm wrong about that, please let me know and I will make the correction immediately. TY)