A bushel of accomplished and amazing women came together to lip-synch to Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" (AKA, that song they sing at the end of The First Wives Club). It's adorable, enlivening, and features pretty much everyone we love in TV and film, and then some. According to Jezebel, it's all part of a campaign to "encourage other ladies to vote for Barack Obama in the November 6th election." And you should watch it. Now.
The "You Don't Own Me" campaign explains:
Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn't want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.
Full cast is as follows:
Amy Rose Spiegel
Arrow and Ada
Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe
Sarah Sophie Flicker
Tracee Ellis Ross