Sunday, May 5, 2013

Yes, Madam President!

Emily's List has got it right; America appears to be ready for a woman president. But it sure has taken the country long enough to get there, and I'm wondering if the electorate is even yet aware that women represent 51 percent of the population.

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, which is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office, writes:

(CNN) -- In 2012 the American people sent a message. They elected more women than ever to Congress, shattering glass ceilings across the nation and making it clear that this is a country that is ready for women's leadership.

It's happening because voters know female leaders have the right priorities. They've fought for policies like the Violence Against Women Act and equal pay for equal work. Female leaders are the reason we have laws that ended gender discrimination in education.
But even though we know women's leadership has helped create so much progress, there is still a "men only" sign on the door to the Oval Office.

Across the country, Americans know it's time to change that. It's time to capitalize on the demand for women's leadership, harness the energy and ignite a movement that will put a woman in the White House.

Today, EMILY's List is launching a campaign to make that a reality. Our community of 2 million women and men across the country has worked to elect women to offices up and down the ballot.


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