As a non-affiliated registered voter with very political friends, I am often presented with different speeches and materials as to why I should vote democrat or republican. One of my friends, who is currently working for the Obama campaign, sent me this video about women’s rights and different political stances on the issues. It features women re-stating quotes that different lawmakers and US leaders have said about reproductive rights. Regardless of political affiliation, I found the video very captivating and shocking. We have not discussed reproductive rights explicitly thus far, but in a class of eligible voters and the upcoming election, I thought this could be an informative video for us to watch. With the economy and healthcare as two major issues for the 2012 election (as evidenced by the debate tonight, 3-Oct), women’s rights are sometimes sidelined to discuss tax cuts. Whether or not the candidates focus on women’s issues in the upcoming debates and campaigns, it’s important we continue the dialogue here on campus.