The Scandal star has been a strong advocate behind the President's re-election and spoke at the Democratic National Convention last month. Here she pens her reasons for backing the incumbent, which are very personal and, like a lot of women, are centered on women's rights.
"This election will decide the fate of the rights our mothers and grandmothers fought for, rights we’ve fought for—not just our right to choose, but our ability to get an affordable education, equal pay for equal work, access to quality health care and a lot more."
Our president’s strong belief in women, and in the equality and opportunity we deserve, is without question. However, where I see bold exclamation points in President Obama’s values, accomplishments and plans for the next four years, I look at Mitt Romney and see mostly question marks. There are a lot of answers Mitt Romney still hasn’t given women. Why won’t he stand up for equal pay? Why won’t he support renewing the Violence Against Women Act? And while I am surprised that Romney won’t commit to those things, I’m even more concerned about what he will commit to."
The politically active actress closed off her editorial on a powerful note, urging Americans to fight for the rights of women and girls.
Together, we need to stand up for the kind of America we want—one where women and girls are equal, strong and proud, and where we all have a president who has our back.
Head over to The Daily Beast to read Kerry Washington's piece in its entirety.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast