What are the key women’s issues of the upcoming election? There really is only one: Republicans.

I was at a political meeting last night, in support of Sharon Sund, who is running against some guy for the Democratic Party nomination for MN Third District Congress, and eventually, against Erik Paulsen, who now “represents” the district. As we were breaking up and starting to head out, two women I was standing near started talking about which women’s issues should be underscored in an upcoming event. Someone suggested “There is only one issue” and they both looked at the speaker to see what it was. “Getting a woman–this woman–elected to Congress!”

And then spontaneiously the two of them sang every verse of “Bread and Roses.” It was awesome.

Anyway, I can’t really reproduce that event for you but I can show you this video I just got from Moveon.org:

“We women have a serious problem with the Republican Party”

And now …

Oh what the heck, let’s do that again with a slightly different feel:

And, what does it all mean?

Thank you Katie and Samantha.

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3 Responses to What are the key women’s issues of the upcoming election? There really is only one: Republicans.

  1. Chrissa S says:

    Thanks for the links–I’d never heard that before and I could feel my hair standing up through some of the verses.

  2. daedalus2u says:

    There is a nice quote in the wikipedia article on the woman murdered in the Bread and Roses strike.

    “One policeman can handle 10 men,” Lawrence’s district attorney lamented, “while it takes 10 policemen to handle one woman.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_LoPizzo

  3. Greg Laden says:

    My new facebook status!

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