The W Is for Women: Wooed By the Candidates

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Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore have been focusing on the women this week in the presidential campaign. Whether it’s Gore talking about his mother-in-law’s high prescription costs, attacking HMOs for their lack of coverage for breast cancer treatments, Bush saying that W. is for Women, or both candidates’ appearances on Oprah, there is a renewed focus on the fight for the vote of women. We decided to talk to two women about the candidates.


  • Kim Gandy, Executive Vice President of the National Organization for Women.
  • Linda Burnham, Director of the Women of Color Resource Center and co-author of the report, “Working Hard, Staying Poor: Women and Children in the Wake of Welfare Reform.”
  • Eleanor Smeal, Executive Director of The Feminist Majority Foundation.

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