Calling all women. Unmarried women in this country are the
largest demographic of non-voters. In 2000, 22 million single women
did not vote. This is an appalling number. Twenty-two million is
more than enough to change the outcome of an election. Take a
minute to recall our history. Our foremothers were unjustly
imprisoned and tortured for fighting for the right to vote. That’s
an incredible sacrifice they made for us, one that should show us
how very important it is to vote! We were the last to receive this
inherent right and now the least likely to exercise it.
This year’s election could be the most important election of our
lifetime. We must make our voices heard. If we don’t, we’re likely
to be pushed aside and the issues we find critical will be ignored.
If you are still undecided, just know that the National
Organization for Women, the League of Women Voters and the NARAL
Pro-Choice America have all endorsed Sen. John Kerry, Ken Salazar
and Stan Matsunaka. Stakes are high, and margins are thin. Every
vote counts. Early voting is available at the county courthouse or
the Lory Student Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
between now and Oct. 29.
This year, don’t let Nov. 2 pass without casting your ballot. We
owe it to ourselves, our mothers, grandmothers and all of our
female ancestors to make our voices be heard! Let’s not let our
foremothers down or sell our futures short. Vote by Nov. 2.
Graduate Student, Economics