Women speak up and speak out


who we are

women of faith

We are women of faith who have a deep concern for our country and our world, especially if the current U.S. president remains in office. We feel compelled during this tumultuous election year to voice our conviction that we must elect a new president in November.

We hope to elect a president who will uphold truth and decency in public office and who honors the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, and the rights of all people. We need an ethical leader who will work to unify and heal our nation and our world. We don’t support electing leaders who violate these principles, which means that we cannot support re-electing our current president, on principle.
This is not a partisan effort; we do not advocate for any one party or candidate. We are active members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints, from across the political spectrum. We speak only for ourselves and do not in any way presume to represent or speak for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Latter-day Saint women have often spoken out at crucial times in our history and we have a unique heritage when it comes to voting. In 1896, LDS women
secured the U.S. vote permanently when Utah became the third state to grant women full voting rights. Twenty-six years earlier, in 1870, LDS women were the first in the U.S to vote under an equal suffrage law in Utah.
Like our foremothers, we hold the highest vision of humanity and we want to elect leaders who honor that vision. Church President Russell M. Nelson has described Latter-day Saint women as “courageous defenders of morality.” He has said, “We need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out.”
We are raising a clarion call for decency, morality, and honor in leadership. We need an informed, engaged electorate who will vote for leaders whom the American people can trust. We are voting according to our conscience and ethics rather than loyalty to any political party.


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