“Let’s fight right now”: Molly Vogt on the choice for women in the 2012 election

By | October 3rd, 2012

Molly Vogt, director of My Purse Politics, spoke at the “I Care About the Economy” forum in Denver this morning and described the high stakes for women in the upcoming presidential election.

“It would really be a negative thing for any woman in this country to not vote this election because we have the right to - and it’s actually the fact that we have the duty to. We really need to keep these rights. So that’s why I’m out talking to women today, and every day, about reading between the lines,” said Vogt.

“The people that are backing the Obama Administration are telling all of us that we need to stay with them to keep our choice. But in the past four years, I feel like I’ve had much less choice than I ever had before.”

“And I believe that if we go with a fiscal conservative, who actually has a plan to balance our budget, to stop runaway spending, to not be giving hand-outs, but really just to help and give opportunity to people to do their own work, then we will keep our choice.”

“We can choose to be as active, or non-active, as we want. We can choose to have as many children as we want, or not have children, if you don’t want to. Women can decide to get married, or never get married. My parents told me growing up: study hard, work hard, always be independent. Never depend on anybody else to give you anything. Because the minute they give it to you, they can take it right back away.”

“And so, I just reach out to my fellow sisters and say, ‘Let’s fight right now.’ This session. Pay attention. Pay attention to what’s going on. Talk to your communities, talk to your friends. Has what this Administration [has] done over the past three-plus years helped your financial situation, helped you and your family? And if not, then you’ve got to vote for a change.”

[Note: Citizen Media, publisher of WhoSaidYouSaid.com, donated to the Colorado Women's Alliance in support of the "I Care About the Economy" project.]