Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn't want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.
Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It's a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won't stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we've had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards.
This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let’s get active. Let’s get out every vote we can. Let’s make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let's take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Amy Rose Spiegel
Amanda Zazi Charchian
Arrow and Ada
Justin Vivian Bond
Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe
Sarah Sophie Flicker
Tracee Ellis Ross
This video was a gift to my husband at our wedding on October 7, 2012. It was shown to a room of around 100 people. The final shot was filmed in the exact location of the ceremony, which came as a surprise to the guests.
The video was created using hundreds of family photos and took almost 2 months (full-time) to create. Definitely my most challenging project to date, but it was all worth it in the end. Hope you enjoy it.
First Light is a 13-minute film independently documenting the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the first such task force in US history to investigate issues important to Native Americans.
Audience Award Winner: One Nation Film Fesitival
Official Selection: Camden Internation Film Festival
Aired on Maine Public Broadcasting: November 2015