women's rights

  1. The teacher from Las Vegas. The couple from Appleton, Wis. The autoworker from Toledo, Ohio.

    You’ve heard of these swing-state every-men and women in stump speeches, major addresses and debates. 

    The Virginian-Pilot asked professors from universities around Virginia which archetypes of Virginia citizens President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney should reference to win over the swing state in Tuesday’s debate: A veteran, a small-business owner, a married mom and a Latino student. 

    pilotonline.com »

  2. Women’s vote could make the difference in key battleground state

    With the presidential election less than two months away, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by five points in Virginia in the most recent NBC/Marist poll.

    In Virginia, Real Clear Politics polls show that Obama has held a small lead over Romney for most of the campaign until the beginning of September, when the gap diminished, leaving between one and two points between each candidate.

    Some political analysts say that Obama holds on to the minority vote in Virginia and perhaps more importantly, considering some of the state’s recent proposed legislation, he also holds on to the women vote.

    According to the U.S. Census, women make up almost exactly half of Virginia’s population, but after the state’s most recent General Assembly session, women’s rights issues became a hot-button topic for many voters.

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  3. Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    Alexander Sutton, Independent, graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

    See more voters’ responses to who would do a better job handling women’s issues on our Liberty, through the lens project

    Tweet your response to who would be better suited to address women’s issus using the hashtag #votervoices. 

  4. Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?"Obama has two daughters, Romney has five sons. Obama has more invested in the future of women’s rights."
-Terry Woodford, 53, Bristol, Wisconsin.
See more voters’ responses to who would do a better job handling women’s issues on our Liberty, through the lens project. 

    Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    "Obama has two daughters, Romney has five sons. Obama has more invested in the future of women’s rights."

    -Terry Woodford, 53, Bristol, Wisconsin.

    See more voters’ responses to who would do a better job handling women’s issues on our Liberty, through the lens project

  5. From now through election day, Washington Post journalists are traveling through Virginia to listen in as voters weigh the biggest issues affecting the race. Liberty, through the lens: Women is the first in a series of photo essays on Virginia voters. The student journalists of the 12 are also contributing viewpoints from their communities on the topic of the first essay: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    Kathe Edmonds, Democrat, administrative assistant at University of Richmond

    Midlothian, Va.

  6. Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    Washington Post photographers and audio journalists traveled across Virginia to collect portraits and responses to that question for the first part of our “Liberty through the lens" project.

    We want your answers too. Reply here, send your photo, or tweet your response using the hashtag #VoterVoices. 

    Washington Post »

  7. The Virginia Board of Health rejected proposed legislation on Friday that would require abortion clinics to meet new hospital construction standards. Instead, the board approved an amendment that requires only new abortion clinics to meet the new standards.

    "The board had been expected to approve the more stringent standards for the state’s 20 existing facilities," reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Kristen Green. Cheers erupted from a crowd of protesters when the amendment to exempt existing providers passed by by a 7-4 vote.

    Opponents of the proposed legislation said the rejection of it was a result of the national attention brought on by Virginia’s earlier passage of a law requiring ultrasounds before getting an abortion. 

    timesdispatch.com »

About The 12

The 12 is a group Tumblr of The Washington Post and student journalists in 12 battleground states documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters.

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