Wy The Economy Matters Most To Women
Women have come far over the years to achieve independence, to follow our dreams and career paths. Some of us have chosen to chart our journey toward a fulfilling profession, others of us have chosen the gratifying career as stay at home mothers, and still some of us have found it rewarding to do both.
Whatever vision we have for our future these opportunities begin with a stable economy. When the economy is strong, opportunities for us are limitless.
We strive to build a lasting and fulfilling career, to advance in our profession, to be an example to our family that hard work pays off. But with the unemployment rate rising, small businesses shutting down, the cost of groceries and gas prices skyrocketing, the price of education for our children increasing, the national debt cumulating by a trillion dollars every year, our day to day concerns replace our dreams. How will I be able to afford the mortgage payment? What kind of future am I leaving for my kids? Will their prospects be hindered by an ever increasing tax debt? This is not the vision I had for myself or for my family. This is not the America I recognize.
For me and the women I know, what we really want is independence, choice, the opportunity to fulfill our dreams and the chance for our kids to do the same. We want to be able to provide for ourselves and our families, to continue to carve out the kind of lifestyle we chose. We want is to be self-sufficient and that starts with jobs.
Pauline Olvera is an Executive Officer on the Board of Governors for the grassroots organization The Colorado Hispanic Republicans