Getting the attention of young women at college, work

So much is at stake for women in this election that many organizations have geared up to get women out to vote.

One of them is the Coalition for Labor Union Women, which has teamed up with a campaign started by the American Association of University Women Action Fund, called “It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard.”  AAUW states that women ages 18-31 do not have a consistent pattern of voting. Find out how to take action with this power point from AAUW.

And CLUW itself has launched its own WHY WE VOTE campaign. The goal is to get labor union women talking about why they are voting this year, and what issues are important to them. Women have a lot at stake this year. Send in a picture, video or short message talking about the issues important to you. You can also make a submission from a group of women, showing the power of unity. Send messages to Carol Rosenblatt at csrosenblatt@cluw.org, or submit to the CLUW blog.

Here’s something I learned on the blog:  The chances of a Fortune 500 company CEO being a woman are 4 in 100; the chances of an adult minimum wage worker being a woman are 64 in 100.

Women must take a stand  to support Social Security, and the Affordable Health Care Act which provides women with so many basic health care necessities. Support is also needed to improve the minimum wage, have more opportunities for women in the workplace, and so much more.

Let’s all help others get out to vote. Back in 2008, six million Americans (SIX MILLION!) reported to the U.S. Census they they did not vote because they did not know how to register, or else they missed their state’s voter registration deadline.
Here’s the deadlines in New York,

  • to register by mail, applications must be postmarked no later than October 12th and received by a board of elections no later than October 17th to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 election.
  • to register in person, at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year your application must be received no later than Oct. 12th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 12th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 26th.

Remember if you have moved you have until Oct. 17 to notify your county board of elections to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

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