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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:29 PM

Amy Coney Barrett's Appointment Is A Wake-Up Call For Female Voters: Cecile Richards

It’s not only Roe v Wade on the line. Parental leave, affordable childcare, equal pay, the Affordable Care Act - all are under threat. The Guardian, Oct. 27, 2020.

The pandemic and its collateral economic crisis have illustrated like never before that women are the backbone of America. Before Covid-19, women made up more than half the workforce, nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers, and the majority of caregivers. One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential. Right now, millions of women are pulling off an impossible balancing act: working while trying to keep their families safe and healthy during a terrifying time.

Others have lost jobs, have had their wages or hours cut, and more than 800,000 women have left the workforce.

This crisis is disproportionately burdening women, especially women of color. They need immediate relief, but instead of solving this crisis, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have focused on one thing: pushing through a supreme court nominee who wants to take away healthcare for millions and strip away rights women have had for decades. And they’re doing it against the will of the majority of Americans, who believe that voters should decide who makes the next appointment to the court.



- 'People of Praise' Amy Coney Barrett.

When Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his pick, Republicans rushed to portray her as a worthy successor to justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women’s rights and democracy. They pointed to Barrett’s “woman” credentials: namely, that she’s a mother of seven. Women across the country, however, know what’s at stake. On the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump promised to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v Wade.

Throughout her confirmation hearings, Barrett refused to say whether she would uphold access to safe abortion, birth control, or fertility treatment. When it comes to the future of reproductive rights, her silence speaks volumes.

It’s not only Roe v Wade that’s on the line under a Barrett court. Paid leave, affordable childcare, equal pay, voting rights, racial justice, and LGBTQ+ equality are in jeopardy. And with arguments on the Affordable Care Act slated for 10 November, Barrett may have the chance to repeal critical health care protections in the middle of a pandemic. At a time when we’ve just passed the grim threshold of 8 million Americans infected with Covid-19 and more than 225,000 dead, making it harder to get healthcare is the last thing we should be doing...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2020/oct/27/amy-coney-barretts-appointment-is-a-wake-up-call-for-female-voters

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Reply Amy Coney Barrett's Appointment Is A Wake-Up Call For Female Voters: Cecile Richards (Original post)
appalachiablue Oct 2020 OP
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Budi Oct 2020 #3
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Budi Oct 2020 #6
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Blue Owl Oct 2020 #2
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no_hypocrisy Oct 28 #9

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 11:30 PM

3. California? I can name a lot more who failed to act as the alarms sounded, & the single most..

...critical election of our time approached.


They could have advanced the country forward, but chose to run a campaign resulting in regression rather than progression.

50 years of hard fought progress for Equal & Human rights has just had the door slammed shut in its face.

I find it sickening that those who failed to heed the warnings now shout the loudest.
They dropped the ball just when they were trusted with such an historic treasure. They were being handed the torch to protect & carry on to future generations.

They failed the generations who came before them & those who will come after them as well.

They will be the Last Generation to have benefitted & thrived from the 50 year-long fight for Equal Rights passed down to them, by those, 'boomers, Establishment, & old people', that they've so selfishly devalued for the past 5 years.

"They will be the last generation to have benefitted & thrived from the 50 year-long fight for Equal Rights passed to them"

California isn't the problem.










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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 11:49 PM

6. Wow. I have to question your souce. Many of our strongest women fighters of equality have come from

..California.

I have no idea who you are even referring to.

The fight for Equal Rights/Women's Rights was played out in the streets & in our legislative bodies.
CA gave us many of our brightest & strongest who took up the torch & never forgot where their advances of equality came from.

50 years of those dedicated voices meant so little to the shiny new objects in the room, when they were handed the torch of equality to preserve.

They ignored it. And now those 50 years long battles for Equality, by many many beautiful selfless women fighters, is threatened to disappear.

CA is not the problem.





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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 11:57 PM

8. Where's your source?

" The current delegation DOES NOT represent California.
Love our VP nominee but she had to drop out before voting even started because she, their Senator, was polling 5th and would not have received one delegate from her own state.

A poll that came out today showed that Black Californians view Senator Harris as more right wing by over 20 percentage points compared to white Californians."



This is not true . Who is the source for this?



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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 11:20 PM

2. K&R

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 11:38 PM

5. Thank You Cecile Richards. For your lifelong fight for Equal Rights for all women & girls.

Thanks for this OP appalachiablue

This is a most tragic & heartbreaking time in the history of equality.

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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:52 AM

9. For those who don't believe things can change . . . . . .

In 1979, there were massive protests of women in Iran who marched against the new mandatory Burka law. They refused to wear them. They were in the streets. They were loud. They were determined.

2020: Iranian Government won that argument.

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