Obama is giving a speech right now in Albuquerque, NM.
“We want our two daughters to grow up in America where they have the freedom and opportunity to live their dreams and raise their own families…We know that too many American daughters grow up facing barriers to their dreams. Barriers that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with, and that have consequences for all American families…”
“We haven’t had policies that value families. Instead it’s harder for working parents to make a living while raising their children. And we know the system is especially stacked against women…”
- 62% of working women earn half, or more than half, of their family’s income
- Women earn only $0.70 of every dollar earned by a man
- The supreme court passed a ruling last year which makes it more difficult to challenge pay discrimination for women
“It’s not like working women are the exception now, they are the rule.”
(You will notice that I left all political opinions and Obama’s commentary on McCain out of my post. These are his exact words and the facts. This is in no way saying I support Obama, or McCain. Politics is one issue I will not discuss.)