Votes for Women!

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Back in April, I went down to DC for the March on Women’s Lives and must have given someone my e-mail address, because now I am on both the Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice mailing lists. To top it off, during the DNC I joined the Revolutionary Women of Boston with the sole purpose of being able to go to a rally and see Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Carol Moseley Braun, and a few others speak. (Incidently, I went to the wrong room and accidently crashed a $250 a plate Emily’s List luncheon, where I saw Ann Richards and Barbara Mikulski speak as well.) But the real point is, I also gave them my e-mail address.
As a result of all this, I get about five or six e-mails a day telling me to Get Out the Vote and give various groups money so they can campaign. They mostly say the same thing — this election is important for women, your vote makes a difference, not enough women voted in 2000, etc. But the most depressing statistic (which I haven’t been able to verify) came from a Planned Parenthood e-mail. According to them, more young women voted in the American Idol contest than in the 2000 election. They made a mildly entertaining flash animation to go along with it.
If this is true, than I am disturbed.

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