Sarah Jessica Parker Campaign: A Vote for Obama is a Vote for Women?

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    Actress Sarah Jessica Parker poses at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 1, 2008.
By Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter
October 25, 2012|11:35 am

"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker has left the city, and her Manolo Blahniks, behind in order to hit the campaign trail in Ohio where early voting has begun.

Sarah Jessica Parker has been a long time supporter of President Barack Obama. Her recent efforts included making a visit to Ohio, where the actress lived for six years during her childhood.

"You're doing the real work, I'm just here to say thank you- and to say that we must win Ohio!" the actress announced over a weekend visit in Cincinnati.

Ohio is considered a swing state that has historically been attributed to deciding presidential elections. In the past, no Republican presidential candidate has won without also securing Ohio. "True Blood" star Alfre Woodard accompanied Parker, adding rhetoric about how the economy has improved in the past four years.

"What we're saying to Ohioans is that the recovery begins and ends with you, you can keep this moving forward," Alfre said.

But more than just catering to fellow Ohioans, the Obama campaign is also making a conscious effort to cater to women voters. Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, also attended the event with both actresses, pointing out that Obama has been a large supporter of women.

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"If you think about the president and what he's fought for his entire life, it's really all about equality, and opportunity- building a middle class that's meant to last, and women are an important part of that," she said.

Recent research has revealed that white women voters may be the ones who have the most power in the election this year.

"As a whole, this year's typical undecided voter is white, a 18- to 29-year-old female who identifies herself as Protestant but rarely attends church. An Independent, single and employed," Paul Stanley wrote in an article for the Christian Post. "She has voted for both Republicans and Democrats and is more concerned about fiscal than social issues. And she hasn't had time to watch the debates."

 

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