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I ran across a very interesting article from Reuter's News Service that talks about the impact women can have on today's election. Here's a portion of it:


Women on their own" -- single, divorced and widowed – are urged to go to the polls on November 7.


"They are the fastest growing demographic group in this country," said Page Gardner, president of Women's Voices Women Vote, the group that produced the ad.


“In 2004 they were 22 percent of the electorate yet there were still 20 million unmarried women who did not vote," she said. "If they voted in higher numbers ... they could literally help determine the agenda in this country." Unmarried women tend to lean Democratic, political experts said.


Gardner said her group was nonpartisan and its goal was just to convince unmarried women - who pollsters describe as a group that often feels "left behind" and uninformed - that they have the power to make an impact in the vote.


Political scientists and pollsters said the unmarried bloc of women voters represents one of the key unknowns in the election. Women represent 52 percent of all U.S. voters.


What the article didn't address is how the statistics break down even further.


Do more White women fall into this category vs. African-American women? And what is the age bracket?


And why is it that these women aren't voting? Are we talking about seniors who may not be able to get to the polls? Or we talking about women who are stressed out from their jobs that all they want to do after they leave the workplace is go straight home? Or what about the women who have no transportation?


O.K., so we have the opportunity to really make a difference in this country today. Are your doing your part? Or do you fall into the "other" statistics?



Peace & Blessings,


Beverly Mahone


Author, Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey Into Middle Age


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