We at TheDonkeyEdge are thrilled and honored to have created this new ad for California Nurses Association and Courage Campaign which launches today. It skewers Meg Whitman by contrasting her pathetic voting record with the struggles of the courageous women who fought for the right to vote and achieved groundbreaking success 90 years ago this month. Here’s the e-mail from Courage Campaign:
Dear Friend —
Honestly, I’m offended by Meg Whitman.
Ninety years ago this August, women won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was finally ratified in 1920.
I take that right seriously. Meg Whitman doesn’t.
Whitman wants to be governor of California. But she has rarely voted in three decades. Shouldn’t our next governor show more respect for our right to vote — and for the struggles that earned women the right to vote?On Thursday, August 26, nurses and activists from across California will travel to Sacramento for a rally celebrating women’s right to vote. Many will take a train to Sacramento, honoring the suffragist movement and their success, and dressing in costumes from the suffragist era.
Even if you can’t join the rally, you can still help us send a message to Meg. Click here to watch our video about how Meg Whitman has taken the 19th Amendment for granted. Then sign up to Vote-By-Mail — the most reliable method of voting in every election. Show that you’ll stand up for voting rights, even if Meg Whitman won’t:
Suffragists fought for decades to win the right to vote. They faced sexism, violence, and other obstacles in their effort to secure equal rights.
Ninety years later, full equality still eludes us. Many women are denied the right to marry the person they love. Others lack health care services, education, and jobs.
Meg Whitman supports Prop 8. She pledges to cut public funding for health care and education. She’s already promised mass layoffs if she becomes governor, just as she did at eBay. And she can’t even be bothered to exercise that most basic of rights — the right to vote.
That’s why the Courage Campaign and the California Nurses Association created this video to hold Meg Whitman accountable for her deplorable voting record. Please watch our video and then apply to Vote-By-Mail — it’s the most effective way to stand up for voting rights today:
Thank you for showing Meg Whitman that you take women’s rights seriously.
Chief Operating Officer, Courage Campaign
Please join us at TheDonkeyEdge in supporting the efforts of California Nurses Association and Courage Campaign today.
– SH & SF