Letter: Equality is an ongoing battle
This week we celebrated Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment that secured women’s right to vote.
What better time to talk about the stakes for New Hampshire women and their families this upcoming November than now, because elections mean choices, and it’s crucial for New Hampshire women to know the stakes so that we don’t cede the progress being made. For example, New Hampshire Democrats worked to pass Paycheck Fairness Act legislation in New Hampshire to promote equal pay for women and implemented Medicaid Expansion to provide health coverage for nearly 50,000 working Granite Staters.
As we continue working toward progress for women and families, we need to bring that same mentality for the upcoming November election by turning out our friends, families and neighbors. We cannot sit on the sidelines as many did for the 2010 mid-term election.
Our right to vote was only achieved by extraordinary efforts – and we must not waste that.
(The writer is a candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton County District 9, representing Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Alexandria and Grafton.)