What I Will Do in 2012 to Ensure We Elect Pro-Choice Candidates
Ashli, Affiliate and National Programs Department at NARAL Pro-Choice America
2011's political landscape was littered with legislative attacks on reproductive health so vicious that they constituted a War on Women. We all know that we need to elect more pro-choice candidates to ensure that we don't have a repeat of 2011.
With pressing issues such as unemployment, the growing disparity between the wealthy and poor, and our failing education system, the barrage of anti-choice legislation was not only impractical, but downright insulting. Hopefully, Americans saw right through the disingenuous talking points and false flags, and now understand the anti-choice agenda that lawmakers are really pushing - an attempt to roll back women's rights to pre-Roe times.
In 2012, anti-choice legislators need to lose their jobs. This is an exciting election year and I have already started planning how I can most effectively get pro-choice candidates elected.
Number 1: Bombard my social media profiles with news and donation pages for my favorite pro-choice rock stars even to the chagrin of my non-political friends.
Number 2: Send the same pro-choice rock stars a check. Even if it is not substantial, it can really help with their campaign.
Number 3: Who doesn't like yard signs? They're like bumper stickers but for your yard.
Number 4: Phone bank, phone bank, phone bank!
Number 5: Vote for said pro-choice candidates. Duh.
Number 6: Bring other pro-choice voters with me to vote.
These are just a couple ways that I am going to support pro-choice candidates.
The possibilities are endless and campaigns can always use more volunteers...to phone bank!
So, in 2012, make sure you support people who will turn around and support you.
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