Week in Review 8-21-2020

We just finished a historic week for the Democratic party. It was a convention unlike any other and one that we will certainly be remembered. Kamala Harris became the first women of color to be on a national ticket. The convention celebrated the diversity of our nation and highlighted the important work we need to do to restore our country.
Hillary Clinton summed up what this election can't be: "We can not have another should of, would of, could of election." 
Barack Obama described what this election needs to be: "You can give our democracy new meaning. You can take it to a better place... by voting like never before so that we leave no doubt about what this country we love stands for - today and for all our days to come."
As women, we are an important political force to make that happen. Women have outvoted men in every national election since at least 1964. 
Women were credited with the female wave of candidates, many of which JAC-supported, that came to Congress in 2018. These women changed the make-up of the House and together became a loud voice for issues that matter most to us.
But it hasn't always been that way.
The Democratic convention coincided with the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote. That was also a battle for the soul of our nation. But the fight did not end on Aug 18, 1920. Blacks, Native Americans and Chinese immigrants were not granted voting rights.
Today many women - especially women of color - remain disenfranchised at the voting booth. We certainly have more work to do to ensure that all Americans have the secure right to vote. 
Women can make the difference in November. Let's vote for all those women that never had the opportunity to vote and for all those that suffered for us to have that sacred right. Most importantly, our daughters and granddaughters are counting on us. 
The greatness of this country, with all of its untapped promises and hope, awaits us. It is within our grasp, but we must first get out to vote. 
Don't forget - VOTE EARLY. Click here for information on voting early and requesting a mail-in ballot.