women's vote

Election Stirring Passions Among Jewish Women

Women’s rights, economic justice are top concerns, but some question Obama’s commitment to Israel.

09/11/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

Just as she did four years ago at about this time, Blu Greenberg has found herself in animated debate with friends who are planning to vote for Barack Obama, as well as those supporting Obama’s Republican opponent.

“I find myself arguing on both sides,” said Greenberg, a prominent Orthodox feminist, who notes that most of her liberal, feminist friends favor the president’s re-election, while most of her Orthodox friends favor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee.

The scene at the Democratic convention last week. getty images

Women Should Celebrate Suffrage By Voting

08/24/2011
Special To The Jewish Week Online

Women got the vote 91 years ago this week, but too many of us are still not exercising this most precious right. Single women, in particular, don’t vote in the same numbers as their married sisters, yet are in greater need of government policies and programs that will ensure them a brighter future. Indeed, in 2010, the “marriage gap” -- the difference in voter participation and voter behavior between married women and unmarried women -- was 30 points.

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