I've Got a Direct Line to the President: TELL ME WHAT YOU’D SAY!
What would you tell the president if you could? What would you tell him is at stake for women in this election? And now think about this: What would you tell the head of his campaign about how they are or are not reaching you??
I can do that tomorrow, because I am headed to Chicago to represent BlogHer and the 40 million American women we represent at the Women's Media Roundtable -- and I'm taking you with me. I want to know what you're thinking about going into this election, about how politics relates to your life. Jobs? Health care? The endless appropriation of the "mommy wars" for political purposes? (Yeah, that's on my list.)
I'll be sharing your rants, raves and shards of brilliance with key members of the Obama campaign (David Axelrod, Kate Chapek, and Stephanie Cutter), in conversation with equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter and actresses Elizabeth Banks and Nia Long, at the president's Chicago HQ.
I, for one, am pretty excited to have so direct an opportunity to explain to the Powers that Be (and the Powers That Want To Get Elected) what exactly it feels like to be an American woman right now. Won't you join me?? Please share your questions and comments with me right now: I want to hear from as many women as possible, and carry the truth of your lives to the source, because representing American women is an honor and a privilege -- even if many of our government's elected officials haven't quite seen it that way of late. But if it takes a woman to do that job, I'm happy to take it on.
I'll be taking your questions and comment here and on Facebook and Twitter up until I walk in the door at 11 a.m. Chicago time Wednesday morning.
President Barack Obama listens to former Senior Advisor David Axelrod during a meeting in the Oval Office, May 20, 2009 (Image: UPPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)