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The Top Concern for Young Women This Election- New Research gives a peak into the Minds of the Voters who could decide this Election

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Given that almost 40 percent of American voters do not consider themselves Democrats or Republicans, it’s no surprise that pollsters spend so much of election season focused on independent voters. According to the latest Pew research, these voters now account for a bigger share of the electorate than either Republicans or Democrats, who make up 32 percent and 23 percent of the electorate, respectively.

Which means that to win what has to become one of the oddest and most bitter races of all time, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to sway the men and women who just don’t know whether they want to build a wall around America or stand #StrongerTogether in November. The candidates have to make a case for themselves that will convince them to show up at the polls in November. But how?

OVER AND OVER, WOMEN OF COLOR AND MILLENNIAL WOMEN PRIORITIZED GUN CONTROL, THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND WOMEN’S ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE OVER OTHER CONCERNS.

The pollsters at American Women, the affiliated research arm of EMILY’s List, looked at this critical demographic to assess their concerns and priorities in the upcoming election. The organization surveyed 800 voters, breaking the sample size down by gender (376 men, 424 women) and then further analyzing millennial women (152), women of color (121), and independent women (125).

Unsurprisingly, researchers found that both men and women feel that the most critical issue in this election and for American families is the economy. But when the data is examined further, essential differences reveal themselves. Over and over, women of color and millennial women prioritized gun control, the cost of higher education, and women’s access to reproductive health care over other concerns. American Women discovered that 9 of 10 millennial women and women of color favor required background checks and think that people on the terrorist watch list shouldn’t be allowed to purchase guns. The evidence is overwhelming: Despite their varied circumstances, independent women voters, young women, and women of color all rank gun violence as a top concern in this election.

“This new research is loud and clear: the number one concern for women is security—economic security for our families, our nation’s security from terrorist threats, and personal security from gun violence,” says Kate Black, executive director of American Women. The trend could indicate that mass shootings and more widely reported gun violence has had an impact on women, in particular, causing them to rethink their stances on gun laws.

9 OF 10 MILLENNIAL WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR FAVOR REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS.

American Women found that the second highest issue of importance for women, young women, women of color, and independent women was ensuring equal pay for equal work, a move they believe will better “secure” our economic future. Black stresses that women will show up for candidates who can deliver more than ideology.” Ultimately, she says, “[w]omen are ready to vote for leaders who will to take a stand and support real action.”

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Rahm Emanuel “Strong Mayor”- Battle with the Southside Of Chicago and the Forces in Blue

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by Bridget Birchett, September 8th 2016

“Strong Mayor” Series 2016

Gun Violence in the City of Chicago

Forty Six Blue will take a look at “Strong Mayor” Rahm Emanuel Mayor of the City of Chicago. Gun Violence in the City of Chicago has reached epidemic proportions. What will Mayor Emanuel’s answer be to his City’s cry for Peace and Justice ?

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Mayor Jim Kenney “Strong Mayor”-Raised the Bar High- With a Bold Progressive Agenda

 The Philadelphia Soda Tax

by Bridget Birchett -September 6, 2016

Power & Influence – No Chasing

Mayor Kenney  sworn in as the  99th Mayor of City of Philadelphia the 5th largest city in the US. Born and raised in Philadelphia and a former City Council Official, he  clearly has his finger on the pulse of the city.

On Thursday June 16th, 2016 Soda Tax passes; Philadelphia is the first big city in the Nation to enact one. The 13 -4 vote put to bed months of speculation and at times bitter negotiations, but ensured that the national spotlight will stay turned Philadelphia for months if not years.

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Mayor Kenney who can count this as the first major political victory of his term called it a start to  “changing the narrative of poverty in our City.” The City will start collecting the tax in January 2017. The Tax is expected to raise $91 million annually and fund City projects including pre-K expansion the creation of community schools and investment in parks and recreation centers.

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Mayor Kenney signing Soda Tax Legislation in presence of  City Council members.

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City Council passed the first budget of Mayor Kenney’s administration  Thursday June 16th, 2016 a $4.19 billion plan that includes funding for prekindergarten, community schools, and parks and recreation improvements paid for by a beverage tax.

The budget, passed on the final day of Council’s spring session, has $20 million more spending than when first proposed in March, and $192 million more than the city’s 2016 budget.

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Mayor Jim Kenney delivers his budget address to city council Thursday, March 3, 2016, at City Hall in Philadelphia. Kenney is expected to ask for a soda tax to help fund several new initiatives including universal pre-K in his first budget address to city council. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Big City “Strong Mayor’s” VS City Council Manage Mayor’s-What’s the Difference? They play BIG not small

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Forty Six Blue takes a look at the Nation’s Democratic  “Strong Mayor” playing Big in major Cities throughout the US. Our series starts Tuesday September 6th . First Mayor will be newly elected Mayor Jim Kenney of the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the 5th largest City in the Nation. They have worked hard to earned that spot. Below are the list of the top 5 big city Mayor’s playing BIG not small.

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POWER and INFLUENCE- they already have it !

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “Strong Mayor”

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City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

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City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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City of Houston Mayor  Sylvester Turner

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