Kate Michelman, lifelong feminist and former head of NARAL, talks about why she’s signed up to work for John Edwards (click through the ad to read the entire thing):
….I think that says a lot about his seriousness and commitment to addressing the experiences of women in society. I think it speaks very well of him. And while I’ve been a leader on women’s liberties and equality, I’m known mostly for my work on reproductive rights, which could make a candidate feel somewhat reluctant or questioning. But it didn’t with John and Elizabeth.
I have often felt that in the past, campaigns have paid lip service to women, or treated them as a constituency. Well, excuse me. I hate to be treated as a constituency. We are people. We are a force, a vital centerpiece of society as a whole — and in the past I have felt insulted that issues of concern to women have been given only lip service. But John is doing anything but that. Bringing someone like me on board is a real statement about that…
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