Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Comentarios from Maria: Together We Can Change The World But We Must Fight For Our Rights


Last week’s election week was dedicated to women, who compose more than 53 percent of the voting population. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after having a great night last Tuesday and accumulating more than 284 delegates, and is now considered the winner of the Democratic primary

Last week Hillary won the states of Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, with very comfortable margins. Senator Bernie Sanders won the state of Rhode Island, and is now mathematically disqualified from this electoral contest.

Republicans also left much to say after Donald Trump, who also had a very good night, won all the states that were at stake. Which means that practically, the electoral battle is set for November and it will be between Hillary Clinton and real estate mogul Donald Trump.

The great victory of Hillary Clinton, who is about to become the first woman nominated by a major political parties in the country, which is historic and very exciting. During his victory speech, Hillary had the opportunity to attack Donald Trump as the Republican candidate decided to point out that “if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the women’s card,” exclaiming she is using her “woman card” in order to win votes. How pathetic!

As always, Hillary Clinton responded extremely well by stating that “well if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ then deal me in.”

Understanding that the Republicans have a big problem with women, thanks to all the insults by Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, in a moment of desperation for his campaign and in an unprecedented move, announced that if he won the nomination of his party, the former president of Hewlett – Packard, Carly Fiorina, would be his vice president. Yes, the same Carly Fiorina who was the unsuccessful party frontrunner and fired 30 thousand employees when she was president of her company. Despite how funny and weird this announcement was by Cruz, it is good to know that they are aware of the power that women have in this country, not only as mothers and wives, but also as head of houses, executive and especially for being the majority of total population.

With the announcement of Fiorina as his vice president, Ted Cruz thinks he can mislead voters as the Texas senator is the first person to attack the reproductive rights of women and that will not work.

If the Republicans win back the White House and succeed in doing everything they have promised, we, as women, will end up barefoot, pregnant and back in the kitchen at the mercy of men.

Friends, as women, we have many responsibilities and together we can change the world but we must fight for our rights. Women are the ones who pay the bills, which handled the home, who care for our children and who manage companies and this elections are in our hands. Let’s get our families together and go out there and vote. Together we will make this a little more egalitarian country for all.

Original article can be found at The Washington Hispanic.