Beyonce and Katy Perry are voting Obama, Lindsay Lohan and Kid Rock are turning out for Mitt Romney. Whoever you support, you must use your right to vote on Nov. 6.
Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner have already voted by absentee ballot. Good for them!
Lady Gaga is tweeting to her Little Monsters to vote. Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Faith Hill, Christina Applegate, Alexis Bledel, Scooter Braun, Snoop Dogg, Pearl Jam and Katy Perry have all tweeted to their followers to vote.
Now, I have to ask all you HollywoodLifers to make sure that no matter what you have on your plate tomorrow, that you pencil in time to hit your polling station and cast your ballot.
Please don’t buy into the apathetic idea that in a country of 314 million people, your vote will not matter. It does!
Plus, it has never mattered more. There are two very different sets of plans for the country being presented by President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney — and all of those plans will affect, YOU, especially if you’re a woman.
Two Candidates, Two Very Different Choices
Both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney say they will create more jobs, but they have different ways to get there.
President Obama says he’ll let the President George Bush tax cut for the very wealthiest Americans expire in order to raise money to invest in teaching jobs, infrastructure jobs, science jobs, green energy jobs and small business jobs.
Governor Mitt Romney claims he can cut everybody’s taxes by 20 percent, invest $2 billion more in the military, lower the deficit and create more jobs, by cutting budget “loopholes. President Obama claims that’s mathematically impossible. Governor Mitt Romney says he can do it but has not specified which “loopholes” he’ll cut.
On the subject of women’s rights, President Obama supports as woman’s right to have a legal abortion. Governor Mitt Romney only believes abortion should be legal in cases of rape, incest or health of the mother. He has not proposed however, any programs to give support to women who would have to bear unwanted children.
President Obama supports insurance covering the cost of contraception. Governor Mitt Romney does not.
Equal Pay For Women?
President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter for Pay Act, which supports equal pay for women, into law in 2009. Governor Mitt Romney opposed it but would not appeal it.
President Obama supports marriage equality for LGBT citizens, while Governor Romney does not.
When it comes to health care, President Obama pushed for and signed into law, the Affordable Health Care Act, which expanded healthcare to 45 million Americans, including people with pre-existing conditions, and he promises it will bring down the costs of healthcare to all Americans.
Governor Mitt Romney opposes national healthcare, says it’s increased health care costs and will repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, though he hasn’t outlined his plans to replace it, if he replaces it at all.
On the immigration front, President Obama supports the Dream Act, which would enable young people who have been brought to the US by their parents as minors, to apply for citizenship. Governor opposes the Dream Act, but says he will work with Congress on “real, permanent immigration reform” to give status to young immigrants.
Who Will Reduce The Deficit?
Both President Obama and Governor Romney say they will reduce the deficit, but Governor Romney says President Obama tripled the deficit during his term. President Obama says he had to spend money to save and create jobs or the Great Recession would have become a second Great Depression. He also says he saved the American auto industry, and he did.
So there you have it. Major issues. Major differences between the candidates.
I’m not going to tell you how to vote, I just want you to vote!
We are very lucky to live in a democracy where each woman and each man has a vote. In a great many parts of the world, people are dying (literally) to be able to have a say in their government.
So please, please, don’t take this lightly. Think about which issues are important to you. Read more about the candidates’ stances tonight, and make sure you get to your polling stations tomorrow, HollywoodLifers! Will you vote? Let me know!
– Bonnie Fuller
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