In yesterday’s election, we saw voters were with us on the issues. Here are a few bright spots: Four states and two cities voted to raise the minimum wage. Two out of three states voted down restrictions on reproductive rights. One state and three cities guaranteed paid sick days to their workers. And extreme candidates moderated their messages to appear to support women’s issues.
Now it’s up to us to hold them to their campaign promises.
The women’s vote continues to be a critical factor in elections — and politicians need to make sure they don’t turn their back on policies that help women. But we also know that we’ll need to roll up our sleeves, stand by our agenda, and use every tool we can to make advances for women and their families.
This is not the time to back down. Now is the time to fight even harder, stand even stronger and never let up for a minute.
Nancy Duff Campbell and Marcia Greenberger
National Women’s Law Center