On election day – in others’ words

We share a vision of an America where, no matter who you are or where you’re from, you should have a fair shot at the American dream. And like you, I don’t want to see that vision fade on Election Night. — Michelle Obama

I’m with you, Michelle. The American dream includes everyone paying their fair share. It includes affordable health care for anyone. Most of all, the American dream needs a strong and vibrant middle class in order to continue. – Daisy

I’ve been fighting for women’s rights my whole career — in the United Nations and as Secretary of State — and in all those years, I’ve never seen a Republican Party and Republican presidential ticket as extreme as this one. — Madeline Albright

Madeline, I am SO with you! I remember writing a report on Anne Hutchinson, an early colonial advocate for religious freedom, and finding so little information I nearly failed the assignment. It was a wake-up call in which I learned that women have played backup to the guys for much too long. Today we risk going backwards, moving back toward that kind of attitude where women were considered worth less than men. -Daisy, still an activist and feminist

A woman voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. — source unknown

I might add – with the attitudes they hold, the R-R Republican ticket is like Doc Hopper trying to appeal to Kermit the Frog. The trouble is, some frogs have blinders over their eyes. If too many frogs vote for Doc Hopper, there may be too many little frogs on little crutches.

Never mind.

There is no greater gift we can give our children than the opportunity to learn. -Dr. Jill Biden

This is so, so true. Supporting public education for all and funding that education well is a necessity, not a luxury. -Daisy, public school teacher

If we want four more years of a president dedicated to protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, and who is committed to addressing climate change, we have to do more than vote….I’ve been fighting for the environment for more than 40 years, and I’ve never lived through an election so critical to its fate — not just for the next four years, but for the next 40. — Carole King

Just call out my name – and I’ll do the best I can, too. – Daisy, environmentalist and volunteer

Let’s end with another from the former secretary of state.

Perhaps the Republican Party thinks that it’s better for women to have their decisions made for them. I happen to think that women want to take care of themselves — and control their own bodies and personal health. Women deserve the ability to fight for a fair wage, and to speak out in support of legislation like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This shouldn’t be a lot to ask — aren’t we in the 21st century? — Madeline Albright

Amen, sister. Now let the choir vote.

 

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