Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Women Say No to Sarah Palin

I'm tired of hearing about the PUMA's, disenfranchised Hillary supporters, and Democratic women who have gone to the dark side and will be voting for the Republican ticket. Frankly, I think the polls are overblown. I do not know of a pro-choice, Democratic woman who will be voting for the Republican ticket, especially after the introduction of Sarah Palin as the VP candidate. Governor Palin views on the issues are further from mine than even those of George Bush and she does not represent me. That being said, as much as I do not trust the polls, I also am concerned with the big Republican machine and who is behind it. We are only seeing the beginnings of their tactics and we must be diligent.

When I received an email regarding this campaign, I see this as one way to get women's voices out to balance the polls. I encourage women to forward this information widely. If you want to see some of the responses that have been posted, go to the associated blog. Once I figure out something profound and clever to say, I'll be posting; I hope you'll join me in this important call to action.


Women Say No to Sarah Palin

Friends and compatriots,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce-on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate-that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

Therefore, we invite you to reply here with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience- the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.


Captain Anne Bonny said...

I copied and pasted the call to action on my blog and also emailed it to all the women in my address book. Thanks for posting this!

Jodie said...

I sent to every woman in my address book. Thank you so much for posting this. I am an Alaskan woman - and what Sarah Palin has allowed to happen in our state is sickening. We cannot afford to allow this woman to be one single heartbeat away from the presidency.

libhom said...

jodie: Thanks for your perspective from Alaska.