The harsh reality conservatives refuse to acknowledge

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The harsh reality conservatives refuse to acknowledge

From CNN | Opinion Opinion by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is executive director and co-founder of MomsRising.org, a nonprofit national organization that supports policies to improve family economic security. She is the author of “Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World.”

Moms, women and caregivers are beyond angry – we’re overwhelmed, out of time and ready to vote. The midterms are coming, and American women are registering to vote at record levels, and according to polling, many are motivated by the fight for abortion rights and the crushing blows of having to persist without a care infrastructure. Something has to give – because moms, women and families can’t give any more.

If families really mattered to the majority of Republican leaders at the state and national levels, then instead of either playing a role in or standing by silently as their Republican colleagues work against what matters to families – by banning books, blocking family economic security policies from moving forward, punishing us for who we love, undermining our votes and imposing government interference on our bodies by banning abortion care – they would prioritize working on what matters most to families instead: Paid family medical leave, affordable childcare and home care, fair pay and smart economic policies that work.

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