With the election nearly two weeks away and the third -- and final -- presidential debate tonight, there's no better time to be reminded of the issues and how much is at stake. While we're encouraging everyone to go watch the debate (check out our NYC debate-watching guide!), sometimes a PSA full of awesome women (Lena Dunham! Sarah Sophie Flicker! Alexa Chung! Carrie Brownstein! Tavi Gevinson! Miranda July!) lip syncing to one of our all-time favorite songs -- Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" -- is more informative than watching Obama and Romney bicker over tax reform for an hour and a half.
Sarah Sophie Flicker got together some of her lady friends (including those mentioned above) to make a Get Out the Vote video focusing on women's issues in this election and encouraging voters to support President Obama on November 6th. Flicker writes in an email:
A bunch of us gals, including Maximilla Lukacs, Tavi Gevinson, Alia Penner, Tennessee Thomas, Alexa Chung, Rebecca Fernandez, Leith Clark, Erika Spring, Karen Elson and I had all been horrified by the news, the repeated attacks on women's rights, and the anti-women sentiment pouring out from the GOP generally. We decided we wanted to make a PSA.
Personally, I'm struck by the fact that we are teetering dangerously close to a situation where my daughter won't have the same rights I've enjoyed my entire life and that scares the heck out of me. Women constituted 60% of last elections voters. We can win this thing. We just have to agitate, motivate, and get out the darn vote!