By: Dr. Rosetta Stith
Ladies, The 2012 Election On Tuesday, November 6th Is Ours To Lose If We Do Not Vote
As women, we must continue to be mindful of the health programs and services that we will continue to need for ourselves, our children, and our families.
What does mean?
We must make every effort to share this important health information with our families and friends, and emphasize the importance of voting on November 6th.
Remember if we do not vote, we will surly get the candidate we did not want in the White House who may not value or understand the needs of women.
See you at the voting booths.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, A Bill In The Right Direction For Women
This The ‘fair pay act’ for women became effective on January 29, 2006.
This was the ‘first act’ he signed as President of the United States.
If the White House and the Congress change hands, could we lose it?
We will not if we vote!
“Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA)”
This act was signed into law by President Clifton on September 13, 1994 to address domestic, sexual, dating violence and stalking.
This act was reauthorized by Congress 2000, and again in December 2005.
The act was due again for renewal this year, but was not renewed before the Congress recessed. There is no certainty it will be renewed after the election.
Specific programs and services to be renewed this year are:
*Community violence prevention programs
* Protection for victims who are evicted from the homes because of events related to domestic violence or stalking
*Funding for victim assistance services, like rape crisis centers and hotlines
* Programs to meet the needs of immigrant women and women of different races or ethnicities
*Programs and services for victims with disabilities, and Legal Aid for survivors.
Due to importance of this act and the programs and services it provides for women, and its renewal this year, 2012, which may be stalled, the situation gives us another reason to vote this November.
For the hundreds of women who were able to use these services and programs to renew their lives or families , and for those who have friends and family members who need, or were saved by this act, we have another reason to show up, to stand up, and to vote on November 6th.
See you at the voting polls!!!
- Fair pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter still has plenty to fight for (kansascity.com)
- Every Colorado woman’s vote counts, Albright says during Obama rally (denverpost.com)
- Editorial: Delay on Violence Against Women Act (nytimes.com)