Tuesday, November 07, 2006



We forgot to remind everyone, but since you're all politically active, great people, we know that you VOTED today. Needless to say, people across the world have struggled for the right to vote in 'democracies' everywhere, and women are no exception. In honor of election day, a few thoughts...

The text of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
The right of citizens in the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

SO MANY WOMEN fought long, hard battles for our right to vote in the United States. We should take advantage of that right--which some would call a DUTY--and vote what you believe in today. In a country of big money and tough politics, its one of our last chances to have a voice. [If that sounded a) like a lecture, or b) like a pep talk, it was supposed to.]

If you need more reasons to believe that women—especially young women (hey, that's us!)—have a voice, check out this article. In 2004, 18-24 year old women outvoted men by SIX percentage points (50% to 44%)...but c'mon women, we can do better than 50% turnout!



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