Female? Think it's important to keep Roe vs. Wade? Believe in evolution, sex education and want a separation of church and state?
Join the club. Below is an email I received from Women Against Sarah Palin. I instantly wrote something, and I urge all of you to do the same.
Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control,the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.
Vice President. Ms. Palin's politicalviews are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for,and that we've so demonstrably benefited from. First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.
Therefore, we invite you to reply here with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.
Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence. We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest conveniencehe greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.
Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston
New York, NY