Ninety years after women gained the right to vote, women still rarely have the opportunity to vote in the Georgia House and Senate.

In 1977, President Carter designated August 26th, “Women’s Equality Day.” This year, on August 26th, we have two great things to celebrate: the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 28 outstanding women who have earned the endorsement of Georgia’s WIN List in 2010.  WIN List is hosting our endorsed candidate reception this coming Thursday at 6:30 at Kilpatrick Stockton, and Jane Kidd will be our special guest. I hope that everyone will come out to support these great women and to help the provide them the resources they need to WIN in November. The event info is here. Money raised at this event will go directly to the support of our endorsed candidates who have November races.

(By the way, if you are one of the many people who made a donation to WIN earlier this month, and would like that to be credited toward this event, please shoot me an email at amymorton(at) aol (dot) com.)

Right now, Georgia, among the states, ranks 38th for the proportion of women in the legislature. Only 19.5% of those serving in the Georgia legislature might ever give birth, breastfeed a baby, be called sister, have a PAP smear (whether or not their insurance is mandated to pay for it), or make .72 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same work. With your help, WIN has already helped add one new woman to the Georgia House this year. If all the WIN-endorsed women win their November races, we will have three more new Democratic women in the Georgia House, and one new woman, Mary Squires, elected to statewide office.  Each of these women CAN be elected, but they need your help.

2 Responses to 28 Women: 28 Opportunities

  1. Amy Morton says:

    I know! Thanks. Lots of people here did, and your contribution qualifies you at a host level if you’d like to be listed, and, of course, to attend the event.

  2. JMPrince says:

    Thanks once again Amy for yours & WIN lists great efforts here. I did send in another bit towards the cause. That may or may not move me out of the Bronze Age, but regardless, it’s money well spent. JMP