If you are a woman or you care about women, vote this November! Amber Rose SlutWalk and Respect My Vote! have joined forces to use our voices and our votes for women’s equality.
I pledge to vote November 6, 2018 on the issues and for the candidates that support women’s equality, LGBTQ equality, and policies that protect us from violence and sexual harassment.
We ask for your address so that we can protect your vote, and ensure that you are on the voting rolls and are able to vote!
According to the CDC, 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetimes, 1 in 4 women have experienced intimate partner violence, and 1 in 3 women have experienced of sexual violence. We need elected officials who will fund and support rape and domestic violence prevention programs, pursue testing of untested rape kits, and as leaders challenge rape culture. More info here and here.
We need elected officials who will protect our access to birth control, our right to choose, and access to healthcare for all, including immigrants, children, and the poor. More info.
We need elected officials who will fight for equal pay for equal work for all women. In the U.S., women of every race get paid less than men for the same work in almost every occupation, and it is worse for women of color. More info.
Women are the fastest growing incarcerated group in the U.S. More than 60% of women in jail have not been convicted of a crime or are awaiting trial, and most are facing low-level charges. We need elected officials who will fight for bail reform and policies to end mass incarceration. More info here and here.
70% of the victims of hate violence motivated by sexual orientation and gender identity and expression are people of color, and 44% of them are transgender women. The combination of anti-LGBTQ and racial discrimination derails financial stability, access to quality healthcare and physical safety for LGBTQ people of color and their families. We need elected officials who will fight for LGBTQ equality. More info.
We need elected officials who will fight for paid family leave. Only 15% of workers in the U.S. have access to paid family leave through their employers. Women, who are often the primary caretakers of children and family, face economic insecurity without paid family leave coverage. More info.
Close to 30 million women in the U.S. cannot go to court if faced with sexual harassment. When employers break laws meant to protect women at work, women need the courts to deliver justice. We need elected officials who will protect women being able to go to court when their rights are infringed upon. More info.
21 million women in the U.S. are immigrants, which is 13% of all women in our country. Women who are immigrants in this country start businesses, take care of families, and advocate for their communities. But immigration enforcement is taking its toll on families. Women immigrant workers are more vulnerable in the workplace, are more vulnerable to human trafficking, and have poor access to health care. We need elected officials to fight for human rights and immigration reform. More info here and here.
We need elected officials who will stand up to polluters and fight for a clean environment and stopping climate change. With these many climate disasters from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to now Hurricane Florence, women are disproportionately impacted. Women are more likely to die in natural disasters, and they are more likely to be trapped with their children without the means to leave. More info.
Women hold two-thirds of all student loan debt in the U.S., $890 billion to be exact. And don’t forget after getting their degrees, women earn less than men therefore have to take longer to pay off the debt. Today, 7 in 10 students have to take out loans to afford college. Student debt is a full blown crisis and we need elected officials who will reduce the cost of higher education for young people. More info.
Respect My Vote! and Amber will be asking all SlutWalk attendees and followers to pledge to vote. And if you aren’t already registered, we will register you to vote!
Join us October 6, 2018 at SlutWalk LA