Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women's issues – Obama or Romney? Why?
The women of Virginia
Pride in the founding fathers endures in one of the newest battleground states, with some of the nation's richest and poorest counties. For this first photoessay, we interviewed more than 40 women, from all walks of life, across Virginia. They speak in different voices but are adamant on this: Women's issues are everybody's issues. And women voters count. It took a deeply conservative Virginia 32 years to ratify the Constitutional amendment that extended the right to vote to women in 1920; now, they turn out more reliably than men.
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PORTRAITS: Melina Mara; PHOTO ESSAY: Bonnie Jo Mount; WRITING: Ann Gerhart; DESIGN: Grace Koerber; AUDIO: Nick Kirkpatrick - The Washington Post. Published July 3, 2012.