Ohio State Senator Nina Turner was honored by NARAL recently for her work to help empower women, especially when it comes to reproductive rights. She’s running for Secretary of State in Ohio, and we have to say, if Turner is as tenacious about preserving women’s eroding voting rights, as she is about our reproductive rights — and, as she says, our right to self-determination of all kinds — she will be an amazing champion as the state’s chief election officer.
Why is it so important in Ohio to have someone like Turner looking out for women who vote? Because the current Secretary of State recently put into place voting restrictions that cut back the hours on polling places — reducing the availability of Sunday voting and casting ballots in the evenings, drastically reducing the ability of those who work all day to make their voices heard in the voting booth.
We have a feeling that Turner would certainly change that in a hurry! According to a recent interview in Ebony, Turner said:
“It doesn’t matter to me who they want to vote for. … [D]emocracy is better when more people exercise their right to vote.”