The nomination of Gov. Palin, a self-proclaimed hockey mom, has set off a firestorm of media commentary across the political spectrum and in the mom world. We want your help making sure that this commentary focuses on the issues.
The media commentary shouldn't be about Gov. Palin's children, which is essentially unchecked gender bias, it should be about the issues--and where she stands on them. After all, we've had fathers in the White House for a couple hundred of years and their parental roles have yet to be an election issue.
Last week we asked our members to sign on to a letter to Gov. Palin asking her where she stands on key issues that mothers care about and deal with each and every day--and so many of you clicked the link at the same time that our website crashed. We fixed it, and now have over 10,000 signatures. Let's double that number and get to 20,000 by next week when we'll deliver the letter to Gov. Palin's office!
*Ask Gov. Palin where she stands on critically important issues to mothers. See and sign the letter at:
So far Gov. Palin has been silent on the issues which are important to mothers. We want to hear about how she and Sen. McCain will deal with the fact that over 40 million people in our nation don't have healthcare; about how they'll address the fact that too few parents have access to affordable early learning/child care for their children. We want to know what they are going to do to make sure mothers stop getting paid less for the same work as men just because they have children.
Remind the press and pundits that we need to know where Gov. Palin, and her running mate Sen. John McCain, stand on issues which impact our families every day.
Share this email with as many friends as possible so that we can deliver a letter with a huge number of signatures. Let's underscore the real issues for both the candidates and the media. We want them to hear loud and clear that the issues are at the top of our list when we vote (And, we do vote: More than 50% of the electorate are women).
Don't forget to ask Gov. Palin where she stands on critically important issues to mothers. See and sign the letter at:
Thanks for joining us and using your outside voice!
- -- Joan, Kristin, Mary, Roz, Anita, Katie, Donna, Ashley, Nanette, and the MomsRising Team
P.S. Check out the blogs about MomsRising members in Denver and St. Paul showing up to remind all candidates that supporting families is good politics on our homepage at www.momsrising.org
. Also check out the MomsRising BINGO tallies. How did the candidates do? Find out at www.momsrising.org/candidatesbingo