In the past two days, I have received the following email from 5 ladies asking me to speak up and post this information. Honestly, I never thought twice about doing it. As I thought I made quite clear in my last post, my issues with Sarah Palin are not about the private woman. Who she is within the structure of her home and family is her own choice. Who she is as a woman that will make policy decisions about sexuality and the sexual agenda of our country….well, that is our decision! Please join me in speaking out to protect our right to be sexually free and in control of our sexual choices. Thank you ladies for the huge effort you have undertaken on our behalf! ~~Dee
Women Against Sarah Palin
Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters,
We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact.
Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she wanted to ban books and attempted to fire the librarian who stood against her), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.
We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we’ve so demonstrably benefited from.
First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly. Therefore, we invite you to reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidateas second-in-command for our nation.
Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.
We will post your responses on a blog called ‘Women Against Sarah Palin.’ Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience as the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.
Thank you for your time and action.