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Tatyana Ali is out working hard for the Obama campaign, seeking to get the black vote out for the president. The job has been difficult for Obama surrogates, since millions of people are far less inspired than they were in 2008. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to try, and Essence Magazine is on board as one of the allies to help the president to get the job done.
This week, Ali wrote an article for young black women called, “What Hurts My Sister, Hurts Me.” Ali says that after being inspired by the speech by first lady Michelle Obama, she felt compelled to speak to her audience about the importance of voting for the president. Ali first says that the Republican Party is harmful to her and other women by turning back the clock on women’s rights: