Anti-choicers make bold move to "educate" California Latino voters

By Hilary Nachem on
July 27, 2010

The conservative Susan B. Anthony List just won't let up their attacks on pro-choice Democratic women candidates, and in California, they're putting their money where their mouth is to push a regressive, anti-woman agenda. To the tune of $100,00, they're launching a Latino "voter education" effort to sing the praises of failed CEO and tea partier Carly Fiorina, who's trying to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Somehow we doubt this effort, which will include a bus tour and online ads, will actually tell the real story of Carly Fiorina, who was fired from HP after a disastrous tenure (but still with a $21 million golden parachute!); who happily shipped American jobs overseas and laid off thousands of workers; and who supports letting people on the no-fly list purchase guns. This all adds up to a candidate who would not advocate on behalf of California's families, women, or economy.

Barbara Boxer, on the other hand, actually has worked for the interests of working Californians by leading on financial reform, protecting women from domestic violence, and creating sustainable clean energy jobs. The only woman Carly seems to value is herself – taking gobs of Wall Street money after laying off employees, calling the expansion of health care coverage "a sham" that will "ration care," and wanting roll back the clock to pre-Roe v. Wade days.

The good news is, EMILY's List's WOMEN VOTE! team will be hard at work to educate and mobilize women voters so they understand who is truly fighting for them and their families. Our WOMEN VOTE! team has time-tested techniques that integrate research, advanced information technology, and old-fashioned grassroots organizing to turn out women voters for our candidates. In Alabama, WOMEN VOTE! did just that to help EMILY's List candidate Terri Sewell to victory in her primary and run-off elections.

EMILY's List will be there to ensure California voters know exactly what they're deciding between: Carly Fiorina, an anti-choice candidate who won't work for families, and Barbara Boxer, whose values are truly pro-woman and pro-family.

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