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Women leaders at DNC unite to re-elect Obama

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Hundreds gathered Tuesday morning for the Women's Caucus at the Democratic National Convention. Prominent women leaders, one after another, took to the stage to show support for President Obama.

"This election is about women. It is clear," Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock said.

The women leaders at the meeting pointed to new benefits for women under the controversial Affordable Care Act, along with the passing of the equal pay for equal work law.

They called republicans out of touch, rehashing the damaging comments made by Congressman Todd Akin and GOP attempts to defund Planned Parenthood.

"Women have the most to gain by the re-election of Barack Obama,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said.

President Obama has maintained his lead over Romney when it comes to women voters, but it is waning.

The Romney campaign is working hard to court the female vote.
Wednesday, a day after First Lady Michelle Obama gives her address at the DNC, Ann Romney will hold a "Women for Mitt" rally in Ohio.

Democratic women here said they find the GOP's push for their vote disingenuous.

"The thing that is not clear to me is his vision for my family, his vision for my children his vision for my future," North Carolina resident Stella Adams said.

Still, none at the women's caucus are taking the president's popularity for granted. Much of the focus has been on getting mothers, sisters, daughters, friends motivated and to the polls in November.

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