In Cary on Saturday, Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, stressed how much was as stake for women in the election.
She said that President Barack Obama and her husband have stood up for the rights of women, whether regarding equity in the work place, protection against domestic violence, or respect for reproductive rights.
“The president and the vice president know how important it is for women to make our own decisions about our own health care,” Biden told about 200 people at a rally outside an Obama headquarters in downtown Cary. “So many women of my generation fought hard for Roe v Wade, for access to contraception and for equal rights. We don't want our daughters and our grand daughters to have to refight those battles of the fifties, and the sixties and the seventies.''
In asking young women to vote for the Obama-Biden ticket, she said: “Help them envision what the Supreme Court is going to look like with two super conservatives on that court. That will affect them forever.''