Obama Now Includes "Women" in "Issues" Section of Website
by twinmom, Tue May 27, 2008 at 07:11:54 AM EDT
I wrote 2 Diaries about this issue in the past month... and I've sent the Obama campaign numerous emails since January asking them to explain to me why "Women" didn't warrant a category under the "Issues" section of his campaign website. All "Women" issues were under the "People" section. Personally, I found that completely unacceptable. It bothered me tremendously.
Clearly, my tiny voice was not alone. I'm sure there were thousands of women who felt equally slighted by this.
Today "Women" IS A CATEGORY under the "Issues" pull-down menu on the Obama campaign website. The last time I looked this was NOT the case (perhaps a week ago?), but it has been changed!
I think this is a smart move by Obama as Hillary Clinton's female supporters begin to look more closely at him.
Clearly his campaign staff DID recognize that this was deserving of a redesign and that "Women" warranted a listing under "Issues" (unlike the Obama supporters here who frankly belittled and dismissed my concerns as petty and hair-splitting everytime I raised them).
Good for Obama. It does make me feel better to see these issues proudly, clearly front-and-center... as they should be on ANY Democratic candidate's platform!
Here were my old diaries championing for this issue (and the responses I received) if anyone is interested:
Obama and Women's Reproductive Freedom
Obama "Buries" NARAL Endorsement