By Madeleine Albright
I’ve been fighting for women’s rights my whole career — in the United Nations and as Secretary of State — and in all those years, Patricia, I’ve never seen a Republican Party and Republican presidential ticket as extreme as this one.
Governor Romney is the standard-bearer of a party that doesn’t think women should have a voice in decisions affecting their bodies, their wages, or their rights.
And I am not willing to stand by and let the Republican leadership take the presidency — or Congress — and bring those beliefs with them. Today there are five days left until the election. We need to reach more voters with our message, and time’s running out for you to make a difference.
Perhaps the Republican Party thinks that it’s better for women to have their decisions made for them.
I happen to think that women want to take care of themselves — and control their own bodies and personal health. Women deserve the ability to fight for a fair wage, and to speak out in support of legislation like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This shouldn’t be a lot to ask — aren’t we in the 21st century?
This year’s Republican Party doesn’t get that. If you listen to the Republicans, you might think our country’s most dangerous foe is Planned Parenthood.
I honestly can’t understand why any woman or, for that matter, any thoughtful man, would want to vote for Mitt Romney. Wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters would see their lives change for the worse if he’s elected president.
But the reality is that many women and men will vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket and Republicans.
So we need to get our message out there. We have five days to make sure President Obama and Democrats across the country can continue to make progress for all of us — and right now, they need our help more than ever.
Please — make a donation of $5 or more to help Democrats before time runs out: