Murphy is the right choice for women

To the Editor:

The 2012 election will be monumental for women. In particular, here in Connecticut, we have a chance to elect a candidate for the U.S. Senate who has always been an advocate for Connecticut’s women. That candidate is Congressman Chris Murphy.

Chris supports the Affordable Care Act, which strengthened access to quality care for women, prevents insurance companies from charging women more than men and ensures full insurance coverage for life-saving screenings.

Chris is the only true pro-choice candidate this year. Chris has always stood strong to protect women’s privacy and reproductive rights. Unlike his opponent, Chris does not support the extreme Blunt Amendment, which would allow employers to limit access not only for birth control but for cervical cancer vaccines and some prenatal sonograms.

Chris is dedicated to a stronger Violence Against Women Act. His life’s work has always supported women, not degraded them. I have no doubt that as our senator he would continue to support the kinds of legislation that would make all our lives better.

As a working mother, I know Chris has my back. Chris voted in support of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and supports the Paycheck Fairness Act. His “yes” votes have helped pass reforms to student loans, increased Pell Grants and strengthened investments in education. Chris’s plan to create quality, good-paying jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector, includes his awareness that women make up half of the workforce, and guarantees that women will have equal opportunities to employment at all levels.

Chris Murphy is the right choice for me, for my family, and for Connecticut. Please join me in voting for Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate on Nov. 6.

 

Marilyn Miller

Southport

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