"The average cost of health insurance for an American family now exceeds the entire yearly income of a minimum wage worker- and the majority of minimum wage workers are adult women. That's probably a big reason why 47 million people in the U.S. have no health insurance, including almost one in five women." States Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman's Guide to Power, Politics and the Change We Need, written by Martha Burk.
This book is an important book that is current to our times. Burk does not state the facts with a slant on one side of the political line or the other, instead she states it as it is- as fact. She shows charts, percentages, history- she breaks down what is important for women to know before going to the polls.
After all, did you know that women now have the power to decide who wins elections? If we use our vote, our voice- we can decide. But first, we have to be informed. We are at a time in American history where women voters out number men.
Burke discusses the importance of knowing the wedge issues and non-issues in every election. She also talks about how each important item discussed on a political women- how it impacts women and often times it is very different than how that same issue might impact men.
The first six chapters of the book are essential and layout the important aspects of government and it's basic structure. After that, the chapters are broken down into categories including taxes, healthcare, reproductive rights, war, pay equity, the economy, social security, gay and lesbian civil rights, global women's issues, long term care, child care and more. After the first six chapters you can jump around to the topics that interest you as described by chapter.
This current book for women is all too important to miss. If you are a woman voter or hope to soon be- this is a must read.
Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman's Guide to Power, Politics and the Change We Need, written by Martha Burk discusses each party and their platform, while it also discusses (in plain English) the important issues of our time- not from one particular parties standpoint, but instead, by giving us the facts and letting us decide.