Women are fired up and ready to organize

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Last month, I helped launch the DNC Women's Institute as a place for Democratic women to get involved in this year's elections. In the weeks that followed, Mitt Romney and the Republicans have launched attack after attack on women's health. From Romney's threat to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood to his support of Marco Rubio's attempt to let a woman's employer determine her access to preventive medicine, it's become clear to women across America just how much is at stake this November—and how important our voices and votes will be.

My friend and colleague Rep. Allyson Schwartz and I joined a Women for Obama roundtable last week in Philadelphia to talk about what Republicans like Romney are proposing for our health. Not surprisingly, the women we spoke with are upset by the GOP's attacks on their rights—but they're also fired up and ready to organize. Meeting women like the activists in Philadelphia makes me confident that the Republicans' attacks will not go unanswered.

Take a look at this short video from our conversation, and pass it along to the women in your life. And if you want to stand up for women's health, find out how you can get involved locally at and the DNC Women's Institute.