Message from NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy:
In a few hours, at 4:15 am to be exact, I'm headed out in the cold to yet another airport, this time to Chattanooga and then Knoxville, Tennessee to rally and speak for Hillary Clinton.
I'd go anywhere, any time, to shout from the rooftops that Hillary Clinton is the right choice for women, for our families, for our communities and for our future.
Here is why I care so much:
Hillary Clinton is a national leader of the highest order, with the strength and determination and experience to deliver real change to our country. She has been a leader on women's rights and civil rights for over 30 years.
It is of special importance to me that Hillary is an unparalleled champion for women's reproductive rights, justice and health. In fact, I've just signed a letter from many leaders: Martha Burk, Gloria Feldt, Cecelia Fire Thunder, Lulu Flores, Ellen Malcolm, Irene Natividad, Ellie Smeal, Gloria Steinem, and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones on why Hillary is the best choice for those of us who care so deeply about these issues.
Hillary has been through fire and emerged stronger with each challenge. She can take anything the Republicans can dish out, and give it back double. The Democrats need her, the country needs her, and she needs your vote on Tuesday.
Make no mistake, Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate to win in November, and to set our country right. She beat the Republicans in two landslide elections, despite predictions that she couldn't win in upstate and rural New York. And it will take someone with her economic and national security strengths to beat John McCain. We know she can deliver on Day One -- from getting our troops out of Iraq, to fixing the shattered economy and the mortgage crisis, to winning health care that covers every single person in this country.
Please vote on Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, and if you haven't done it already, please email your friends and contacts in the Super Tuesday states and tell them that:
- from her earliest days advising battered women, helping abused children, and providing free legal services to the poor,
- to her time in the White House advocating for universal healthcare, championing the S-CHIP (State Child Health Insurance) program, and helping to pass the Violence Against Women Act,
- to her service as a U.S. Senator, standing strong for reproductive rights and writing legislation to expand contraceptive access, helping win approval of emergency contraception, sponsoring equal pay legislation, and speaking out on the floor against the nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, specifically saying that they would damage Roe v. Wade if confirmed. She was right, and I know we can count on her to nominate pro-women, pro-choice judges to the courts at every level.
She's always stood up for us, and now it's time for us to stand up for her with our vote and say "I'm Ready for Hillary."
P.S. Robin Morgan's terrific new essay "Goodbye To All That (#2)" calls out the stereotypes, double standards and toxic viciousness against Hillary Clinton - Our President, Ourselves - and she concludes: "Me, I'm voting for Hillary not because she's a woman-but because I am."