Lesley Gore VIDEO: Hey GOP, "You Don't Own Me. This war on women must end."


I can't begin to tell you how much I love this video. Lesley Gore. Lesely freakin' "It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To" Gore!

Follow Lesley on Twitter at @lesleygoreparty. Big h/t: @CindyScott54


Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn't want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.

Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It's a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won't stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we've had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards.

This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let's get active. Let's get out every vote we can. Let's make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let's take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!

  • AlaskanAthlete

    I completely support everything about this video, and its creativity. I abhor the efforts by the Republican Party to intrude into women's private, reproductive and health decisions. But something bugs me about your math. I don't think women represented 60% of the vote in 2008. The numbers that I have found are 70.4 million women to 60.7 million men. That calculates to 53.7%. I promise I am not splitting hairs, but believe that that is attackable math and I would like your effort to be unimpeachable.

  • Love this video, drives home how important this election is. Women must get out and vote for Barack Obama or risk losing everything women have fought for decades ago.

  • Saw Lesley in a "reunion" sort of concert. Love her attitude......and her message. WOMEN WHO VOTE REPUB DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHAT THEY ARE IN FOR........unless their husbands  tell them...

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Damn straight!
    I'm old enough to remember this song playing on my transistor radio.
    I am gonna send it out far and wide because this is really important and todays kids shouldn't have to go back and fight the same fucking battles we already won.

  • lsamsa

    Well done Lesley Gore!!