Election 2008: Voting Groups

What Does Obama's Rise Mean For Women Voters?

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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

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The 19th Amendment was certified 88 years ago today, giving women the right to vote.

What does Hillary Clinton's failed presidential bid mean for women voters today? And is her loss to Barack Obama dividing women by race?

NPR's Farai Chideya explores the issue with Farah Jasmine Griffin, professor of English and comparative literature and African-American studies at Columbia University; Carol Jenkins, a former broadcaster and president of the Women's Media Center in New York City; and Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.



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