Note: This arrived via email and was “Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, http://www.barackobama.com. Authorized by, and intended to benefit, Creigh Deeds, Candidate for Governor.” … I’m just sorry it doesn’t include Jody Wagner, Steve Shannon and all our Democratic Party candidates running for office …. IMO Senator Deeds will be needing a strong “reverse coattails” vote to win on November 3rd and OFA should be pushing a strong coordinated campaign message
You probably have plans this weekend. So did I — but I’ve put them on hold. That’s because making sure we hit our goal of 5,000 hours of talking to voters in Virginia, door to door, and building support for Creigh Deeds is just too important.
We all have our reasons for getting involved. My reason? My 19-year-old daughter. I want to know that I’ve done all I can to make sure Virginia remains an equal playing field for young women like my daughter — one that fairly rewards her hard work and gives her the choice to pursue whatever dream she chooses.
The opportunities that women like my daughter and I now have in Virginia wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for leaders like Creigh Deeds — and people like us — fighting for them. That’s what allowed my own mother to succeed against the odds, get a college education, and become the vice president of a bank, all at a time when that was very difficult for a woman to do.
I can’t imagine having a governor who doesn’t believe in equal opportunity for women — and one that would reverse the progress we’ve made.
Get involved and tell voters this weekend what your reasons are for supporting Creigh Deeds:
The progress we’ve made in Virginia has to continue, and Creigh Deeds is the only candidate who is committed to making sure it does. His opponent, Bob McDonnell, voted in favor of pay discrimination against women and has expressed views about women and families that have no place in Virginia today. Bob McDonnell would be a step back that my daughter and future generations in the commonwealth just can’t afford.
It’s up to us to make sure Virginians know the choice they face in this election. I know I’ve made a difference in the conversations I’ve already had with voters — they’re surprised to hear about the differences between these two candidates, and the more they learn, the more they support Creigh Deeds.
We all have our reasons for getting involved. But there’s one thing we can all do about it: Get out there and spread the word together this weekend. I hope you’ll join me.
Note 2: Thanks for standing up Patricia!