National Issues Conference 2012 - Women For Obama
At the 18th Annual National Issues Conference, today's leaders joined President Obama and OFA Campaign Manager, Jim Messina, urging voters to educate themselves about issues impacting women in the 2012 election: The Economy, Equal Pay, Healthcare Reform.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - National Issues Conference 2012 - Women For Obama
April 27-28, 2012 Washington, DCToday’s women leaders joined President Obama and OFA Campaign Manager, Jim Messina, urging voters to educate themselves about issues impacting women in the 2012 election:The Economy Equal Pay Healthcare
Jim Messina, 2012 OFA Campaign Manager: “Talking about the economy in this election is important! We have turned a corner, but there is more work to be done.You are our ambassadors – our job is to get President Obama re-elected!”
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm: “When the auto industry was melting down, Mitt Romney wanted to let Detroit go bankrupt.President Obama took bold and decisive action to save the auto industry.”
Equal Pay Activist, Lilly LedbetterReferring to the 2009 Equal Pay Act that he signed shortly after taking office, President Obama commended Lilly Ledbetter for her courageous fight for equal pay, saying:“As long as Im President, were going to keep moving forward. You can count on that. You dont have to take my word for it, youve got my signature on it.”
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius: “Lack of pay equity adds up to $450,000 in the work life of a woman.We are paid 77 cents on the dollar, yet we pay 100% of our healthcare costs.” The Equal Pay Act strengthens our right to demand fair pay.
Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women Women are the majority of small business owners, generating $1.3 Trillionannually and hiring 8 million employees. We make the majority of household financial decisions, but we only earn 77 cents on the dollar. Thank you, President Obama, for signing the Equal Pay Act.
DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Breast Cancer SurvivorWithout healthcare reform, insurance companies can deny coverage for cancer and pregnancy as pre-existing conditions. “Pick one woman that you’re working for in this election. When you get tired, think of her and keep working!”
Nancy Keenan, President NARAL Pro-Choice America:“Employers shouldn’t be able to deny women coverage at their discretion. Be brave – talk to someone in your life about why you’re voting.”
Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President President Obama stands behind Planned Parenthood: “When they say we shouldget rid of planned parenthood, they’re not just talking about restricting a womans ability to make her own healthcare decisions. They’re talking about denying the preventive care, like cancer screenings, that millions of women rely on.”
President Barack Obama:“Women across America arent closing their eyes and as long as Im President, I wont either. The days of male politicians controlling the healthcare decisions of our wives and our mothers and our daughters and our sisters needs to come to an end.”
Maryland Senator Barbara MikulskiReferring to women’s issues at stake in the 2012 election:“Women of America, suit up! Square your shoulders! Put your lipstick on! The fight has begun!”
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to 2008 Campaign:“We will win if people know what the President has accomplished. We need you to spread that message.”
Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, 2012 Deputy Campaign Manager: Let voters know about President Obama’s Truth Team, a trio of websites aimed at providing factual information about his record in office:Keeping GOP Honest Attack Watch Keeping His Word
OFA National Women Vote Director, Kate ChapekOver 1,300 house parties were hosted in March for the 2012 launch of WomenFor Obama. Host your own house party and help women understand how they are benefitting from healthcare reform. And wear your WFO merchandise - It helps start conversations: www.barackobama.com/store
President Barack Obama: “Equality and opportunity don’t come without a fight. Sometimes you’ve got to fight to keep what you’ve got. If youre willing to work at least as hard in this electionas you did in the last one, I promise you well finish what we started in 2008.”
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