She’s running against anti-choice Democrat Bart Stupak in the primary, and she needs all the financial help she can get. During the health care reform debates, and now that reform has passed, pro-choice women have been livid at conservative Democrats for waging a war against our most basic right to bodily autonomy. We’ve been angry at the party establishment for accepting the Blue Dogs’ demands, and for trading away women’s rights. We’ve said that we aren’t going to tolerate it anymore, not from the people who are supposed to represent us.
So let’s do that. For everyone who is angry at Stupak for his anti-choice shenanigans, and who thinks that Democrats should stand up for women’s rights, take a step toward kicking him out — contribute to Saltonstall’s campaign. I just did. It’s awfully easy to be angry and to stomp our feet, but unless we get out there in large numbers and support Connie and other pro-choice Democrats, nothing is going to change.