Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Barack Obama

"in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success" ...

a speech of elegance, authencity, broad appeal, consistent with larger truths...

"we are connected as one people"...

"there's not a liberal America and a conservative America-there's the United States of America.
There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America."

More Barack text of speech

See and hear the speech -- go to July 27 entry on Barack's blog to find the link...


Monday, July 26, 2004

young women are listening...candidates aren't talking to them

so, Rock the Vote and Lifetime TV...combining to Rock the Chicks.... did a survey of young women and young men and found:

"Roughly nine of ten undecided women (nearly 1/3 of those surveyed) said that a candidate’s stance on equal pay (90%), preventing violence and sexual assault (89%), women’s health issues (88%) would influence their vote. More than eight out of ten cited access to child care (84%) and balancing work and family (82%) as issues that would greatly or somewhat impact their vote."

Anybody listening?????

only 6% or less of undecided women say that they have heard a great deal from the candidates directly or in the media about these issues

more at Chicks Rock...see July Poll Report

Unmarried women more powerful than NASCAR dads

and, some of them might even be NASCAR fans
.... did you know that if unmarried women had voted at the same rate as married women in 2000 there would have been 6 million more voters?...that unmarried women make up 20% of the electorate...NASCAR dads only 6%?  And, unmarried women are progressive on social issues ...want to know more?...read the Women's Voices.  Women Vote.  report

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

women's history -- virginia style

Tennessee ratified the women's suffrage amendment in 1920 becoming the state that put the women's right to vote in the federal constitution...the Virginia General Assembly ratified the amendment in 1952...so is it any wonder that Virginia ranks in the bottom 15 states in the number of women registered to vote and who turn out?  want to know more?

Wednesday, July 07, 2004