I'm With Her

I believe in love. I believe in hope. I believe in the power of kindness. I believe in lifting people up. I believe that everyone should have equal rights under the law regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or the lack thereof, age, ethnicity, income level, or physical disability. I believe that a society is measured by how it treats the least among us. I believe in the power of we. I believe in rising tides. I believe in investing in people. I believe people are people and corporations are not. I believe politicians should have term limits. I believe big money should be removed from big influence in our political system. I believe we need regulations to keep our air, water, soil, and food safe. I believe in science. I believe in worker's rights. I believe in human rights. I believe that we are stronger united than we are divided. I believe in a woman's right to choose. I believe that everyone should have the right and the access to healthcare. I believe in free speech. I believe in freedom of and from religion. I believe in marriage equality. I believe in civil rights. I believe in the freedom to dissent. I believe in mindful discourse. I believe in the crucial importance of working towards consensus and finding common ground. I believe that we are all in this together, and divisive, corrosive, hate filled rhetoric can not change that fact. I believe we need a new New Deal. I believe in investing in education, infrastructure, job training, the environment, the people, and in a bright, expansive, and hope filled future.

Because of all of these things, and because I am a strong, smart, independent, entrepreneurial woman who has spent years being mistrusted, underpaid, humiliated, abused, denigrated, and misunderstood...I'm with her.

I can not wait to drive to my local polling place, wearing white to honor the brave women who fought and died for my right to vote and to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton tomorrow. Not because she's a woman or because she's the lesser of two evils, but because she's the most qualified candidate to ever run for the office of president. Because I believe in her. Because I trust her. Because I respect her. Because I relate to her. Because she has spent her lifetime fighting for the rights of women and children. Because I have taken the time to read her platforms, read her story, and to do my research on the multi-million dollar 30-year effort to discredit and undermine her. Because anyone would could endure what she has with that much grace under fire is exceptional and has the tenacity and yes, stamina, required to lead this country into the future.

I can't wait to tell my strong, smart, independent daughter that she really can be anything she chooses to be when she graduates from college.

Now that's a lady party I can really get behind.

Votes for women!


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