Finally got around to doing some blog reading of my own. Over at Blogher I was astonished to read this post on women not voting where Lisa Stone asks, "Why, then, if we're running our own lives, paying for our own healthcare and taxes and seriously worrying about our retirements, did 20 million single women stay away from the polls in 2004?" [bolding is mine]
I am apalled, angry, and stunned. The key factoid isn't in the number, although that does make you blink - it's in the statement that this is relevant of SINGLE women. Yes, unmarried women. Women my daughters' ages! Download and read THIS and you will be as enraged as I am!
This makes yesterday's post on Pollstir all the more important. And, it makes this link a vital one to share - with women everywhere, of every age. If women want to be taken seriously, if we aspire to making ourselves heard in a world that is fraught with the sound of bombs going off around us (in real life or on TV in our living rooms), if we really, really want to leave a better world to our children - sons and daughters, alike, we need to exercise our right to VOTE.
I'm not as technical as Lisa, so I haven't added the video here, but...I urge you to click this link and listen up! Then, spread the word.
The word is VOTE!