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Letter: Feltes will help women

As a woman, I’m voting for Dan Feltes. I find Kass Ardinger to be an intelligent, capable individual, and I am grateful to her for the things she has accomplished while serving on the Concord School Board.

I know Dan as a former colleague of my husband, but I haven’t wanted to vote for him just because I know him a bit personally and find him to be a good guy. I want to vote for the person I think will do the best job in our Legislature.

I have been reading the mailers that come from each of the candidates, and the articles and letters to the editor in the Monitor, and I attended the recent candidates’ forum.

I believe that voting for a woman not only advances the status of women, but often advances causes that some folks view as primarily women’s issues: child development, family support and reproductive rights to name a few. I believe these are societal issues and that enacting policies that improve the lives of women and children benefits all men also.

Dan is campaigning on a platform that includes early childhood education, full-day kindergarten, and reproductive rights, and he is pro-choice. It has occurred to me that having a man championing these causes in the Legislature might legitimize them with legislators who have thus far not been moved to vote in favor of them.



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