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#WomenWant2Know: Tell Lester Holt to Ask About Our Issues at Monday’s Debate

This Monday is the first presidential debate – the first time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be on the same stage at the same time. This is our opportunity to ask the candidates where they stand on issues that matter most to women.

Gage Skidmore
Gage Skidmore

Despite comprising more than half of the electorate, the issues that matter most to women have been noticeably absent from the conversation this election cycle.

Tell Lester Holt, moderator of this first debate, and the Commission on Presidential Debates, to ask about the social and economic issues that matter most to women.

Women have a right to know how the candidates’ positions will impact their lives, including:

  • Will you nominate someone to the Supreme Court who will uphold Roe v. Wade and ensure access to abortion?
  • College costs are at an all-time high. As President, how will you make college more affordable and help students and graduates deal with the mountain of debt they are facing?
  • Workers are often forced to choose between a paycheck and caring for their loved ones. How will your paid leave plans lessen the burden for families?
  • Do you support the Ryan budget that would privatize Social Security and create a voucher system for Medicare?

Let the Commission on Presidential Debates know you are watching, and that #WomenWant2Know where the candidates stand on abortion, college affordability, paid family and medical leave, and Social Security.