The Life of Julia

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Meet Julia.Over the course of her life, she’ll be a lot of things — a student, a young professional, a mother, and a small-business owner. She’ll pay taxes and buy a home. She’ll retire.

Julia could be your daughter, your mom, or your grandmother. She could be you.

And I think you’d be amazed at how different her life is under President Obama versus Mitt Romney.

We put together a tool to illustrate that difference: The Life of Julia. See for yourself.

The life of every middle-class woman will be profoundly affected by the outcome of this election.

Right now, the policies President Obama put in place are helping make health care and college more affordable. They’re ensuring that a woman can take action if she has not been paid fairly as a working professional, that she won’t have to pay more for health coverage than a man, and that she can retire with dignity.

These policies aren’t just helping women right now. They’re going to have significant effects on a strong middle class and on our economic growth for decades — helping generation after generation of Julias. Because this president knows that women aren’t a special-interest group. They’re almost half of our workforce. They’re our mothers, wives, and daughters. And that means women’s issues are America’s issues.

With Mitt Romney in the White House, we’d see Obamacare repealed and an end to Medicare as we know it, and we’d have a president who’s refused to stand up for equal pay for equal work.

Everyone needs to understand the very real consequences that this election holds for women — from their education, to their health, to their ability to earn equal wages for equal work.

Republicans like Mitt Romney are hoping you’re not thinking about your health, your future salary, or your child’s education when you’re considering the choice you have this fall. And they’re going to spend most of their time and almost every dollar they raise on distracting you with things that, frankly, aren’t the issues that matter to ordinary Americans.

So, ask yourself: What do you want this country to look like? Would you like it be a place where your opportunities aren’t limited by your ability to afford college, where you have access to the preventive care necessary to keep you healthy, and where your hard work earns you the same amount as men doing the exact same job?

Then do something.

Take a look at The Life of Julia, and then share it. Every woman — and everyone who cares about a woman — in America needs to see this:



Stephanie Cutter
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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