Voting is one way women can turn anger into action, according to former Obama Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“Having women at the table makes sure that, as we think through policies that affect all Americans, we’re making sure that we’re hearing from half of America, ensuring that people recognize that we are not just like men — we have babies,” she stated. “America better get smart and start thinking through the policies that impede and create barriers to women thriving in the workplace.”
Jarrett chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls and was the longest serving senior advisor to President Obama. Now she wants to remind others about inclusivity — especially at the polls.
“There’s no time for discouragement. As we used to say in the last election, don’t boo if you don’t like what’s happening — vote,” she said. “We can’t just be an echo chamber of the same people talking to one another. We have to bring people in. We have to help them understand why their voices matter.”
Jarrett said that the country is only as good as the people of America insist that it be, and that young voters can totally take control of the issues they care about if they get out and vote.