Ladies, It is Issues Time not “Party” Time

One of the bills still up for re-authorization is the “Violence Against Women Act”, the landmark 1994 law that strengthened the nation’s efforts against domestic violence, sexual assaults and stalking.  In April 2012 Republican Senators joined with Democratic Senators to approve a strong re-authorization bill.  Instead of supporting the hard work of the Senators, the House Republicans pushed to pass a watered down version, ignoring President Obama’s veto threat.  Unless change happens, the Republicans will be responsible for blocking the renewal of this popular lifesaving bill.

As of today the House Republicans have not approved this bill because they are against funding for programs and initiatives designed to help victims.  These services are needed to ensure communities have support to help women and children protect themselves.  This bill expired in 2011.  If Romney is elected there is also a realistic chance Roe v. Wade will be overturned.  With the possibility of one maybe two justices retiring during the next administration, this could allow for the president to nominate more conservative-minded judges to the Supreme Court.  This could allow for enough votes to overturn the 1973 ruling.

Even if legality of abortion is not directly addressed, it could center on whether a pregnant woman should be required to view an ultrasound image of the fetus before an abortion.  This could be used as an opportunity to rule on Roe v. Wade as a whole.  If Roe v. Wade were overturned, laws regarding abortion would be decided by each state.  So with the elections just around the corner let’s examine which of candidates value our vote.  Do they want our vote or does it seem like we are a low priority on their list of agendas?  Let them know how you feel by voting the issues at the polls not the parties.  Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, let your voice be heard through your vote.

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2 thoughts on “Ladies, It is Issues Time not “Party” Time

  1. Yes do get out and Vote but if you are waiting till the ballot comes out to get involved in the political system You have already lost your best chance to make a difference in how it comes out.

    I don’t like the trickery we are finding in our voting system. It is not enough to know how you stand, It isn’t even enough to be extremely careful and well informed. The out and out open fraud makes our political system almost pointless.

    This year I am left voting a straight Democratic ticket without any possibility of doing otherwise. I would vote for true Republicans that I saw as fair and honest but now it’s impossible to find one sense the current Romney supporters have taken over the internet we can’t know the truth about anyone anymore.

    The Republican party is now run by people who are not Republicans…they are Terrorists! The kind that says we don’t care that YOU PAY US to represent you we have our own agenda. We don’t care if you have a job. We don’t care if you can feed your family. We don’t care about anyone who doesn’t already have money. Dishonesty doesn’t matter, Fairness doesn’t matter. YOU DON’T Matter!

    NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES WE WILL WIN!

    My vote is my way of saying that I don’t like that way of doing business.

    • I agree. That is why me must look at the issues and do our homework so we can vote for the best candidate regardless of party.

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