CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame, contraception activist Sandra Fluke brought a message to the women and a few men who rallied for Planned Parenthood: Vote Obama to show your support for Planned Parenthood and women’s health.
Fluke apologized for wearing a green dress and not a pink T-shirt — like the majority of Planned Parenthood supporters in attendance — but said it was a minor detail because everyone knows where she stands.
According to Fluke, the policies at stake in this election are personal and that a Mitt Romney presidency would be devastating to women and their health.
“But luckily we have a better option,” she cheered. “We have President Obama and we know where he stands too. President Obama believes that when a woman walks into a doctor’s office she knows the care that she needs and she and her doctor are capable of making those decisions without anyone else interfering. And he knows that a woman needs affordable access to the care she needs when she needs it.”
Fluke said to cheers that “President Obama stands with Planned Parenthood and President Obama stands with women,” and explained that it is incumbent upon supporters of the organization and women to vote Obama.
Fluke then advised that all the supporters eschew sleep until November to work for Obama and get the message out.
“If there’s one woman in America and one man in America who cares about women who doesn’t know the difference between these candidates by November, then we will have failed. And we cannot fail,” she said.
Videography by Sarah Hofmann