Debate. Not a Word.

The presidential candidates debated domestic issues for 90 minutes last week and not a word was spoken about fundamental issues of personal freedom and equality.

Nothing about efforts to perpetuate discrimination based on sexual orientation. No attempt to draw out the candidates on where they stand on the separation of church and state.

Not a sentence about attacks on reproductive freedom and other elements in the national drive by right-wing forces to interfere with our most personal decisions.

We can’t let the silence continue when the vice presidential candidates debate in Kentucky on Thursday. And no topic needs to be discussed more than where the candidates stand on women’s access to reproductive healthcare.

Tell Martha Raddatz, the debate moderator, to make sure a woman’s right to make her own personal and private decisions isn’t ignored when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan debate.

Where do they stand on insurance coverage for contraception, access to abortion, federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and other issues important to women and families?

Let’s make sure these vitally important questions get asked and the candidates have the opportunity to air their views and challenge those of their opponents on an issue of vital importance to women and their families.

Urge Martha Raddatz to put choice and other key issues on the agenda when the vice presidential candidates debate.

Remember the debate is only 48 hours away. Let’s make ourselves heard.  <—- ACLU Email.

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