Tell the Presidential Candidates: Talk to WomenOctober 09, 2012
Throughout the campaign season, both presidential candidates have worked to woo women voters with campaign ads, stump speeches, and party conventions. But when the time came for President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney to talk to each other at the first presidential debate in Denver, women were no longer part of the conversation.
Luckily, the candidates have a second chance. On Tuesday, October 16, Obama and Romney will meet again to debate how our country can best address domestic and foreign policy issues. With CNN’s Candy Crowley as the moderator, this town hall debate is the perfect setting for the candidates to say exactly where they stand on women’s issues and to talk directly to women. Obama and Romney can start by actually saying the word “women”!
You can make this happen by tweeting one simple message today and every day leading up to the October 16 presidential debate:
10/16 is your chance, @MittRomney & @BarackObama: Talk to women! http://bit.ly/QRfnpp #Women1016 #fem2 #AAUW #Debates Plz RT!
Is there a particular issue you care about? We’ve purposefully made this tweet short so that you can add your own hashtag. Here are some suggested hashtags to personalize your tweet:
These are nonpartisan issues that demand answers from both candidates. With that in mind, we hope you will include both candidates’ handles in the tweet — and use #Women1016 so we can keep track of the conversation.
You can also share this blog with friends and family who want to help the candidates focus on women. With your help, we can make sure the candidates hear women, talk to women, and address the issues we care about.