To The Daily Sun,
It always amazes me that when my grandmothers were young women, they weren't allowed to vote because they were women. Women's Equality Day is a reminder of the amount of organizing and the numbers of people it took to reverse public opinion and secure for women the right to vote. It took almost a hundred years. Many early supporters weren't even around to see their goal achieved in 1920.
As we continue working toward progress for women and families, we need to bring that same mentality for the upcoming November election by talking to and rallying our friends, families, and neighbors to go vote. We can't afford to sit on the sidelines. The stakes are just too high.
We've already seen the destruction that Bill O'Brien and the Tea Party super-majority wrought on New Hampshire women and families when voters didn't turn out during the 2010 election.
It took the Democratic majority in the House to restore the minimum wage and to pass the N.H. Paycheck Fairness Act that ensures that women receive equal pay for equal work. As a candidate for the N.H. House, I want to make sure this progress stands.
Let's honor Women's Equality Day this week as a call to action for women to get involved in this election.
We know that when New Hampshire women organize, our state moves forward.