Women voted overwhelmingly in the 2012 election for President Obama—with 55 percent casting their vote for the president compared to men, who went for Mitt Romney by 52 percent. As the second Obama term begins, many issues affecting women and their families must be addressed and some old battles must be fought again.
Women lawmakers across the country are meeting to discuss these issues and strategies to address them. As varied as women are in this country, there is no one size fits all approach, but speaking to a diverse women’s caucus is one way to get an idea of what women lawmakers in his own party expect from President Obama and legislators in the U.S. House and Senate. I had an opportunity to speak with members of the Maryland Women’s Caucus at the State House in Annapolis—a follow-up to my pre-election discussion with some of their members at last year’s Democratic National Convention.
Please click here to read the full article from the Women’s Media Center on what Maryland women lawmakers want in a 2nd Obama term on issues affecting women and their families.