Romney/Ryan supporters weren't the only ones gathered in Grand Junction today. Women in support of President Obama held their own event downtown.
The "Women Decide 2012" RV Tour was here to speak specifically to women. They helped kick off the first day of early voting in the state of Colorado. They packed Fraps & Wraps in downtown Grand Junction. The RV tour invited highly influential women to speak to the crowd. The speakers say that Obama is the best choice for women and they're hoping to mobilize women voters in the state and get them to the polls.
“There are women in this state who are ready to get out and speak up for what's important for their families. Whether it’s health, whether it's education, whether it’s jobs, whether it’s equal pay, President Obama has the recipe to ensure that women prosper and their families do well as well” said Lisa Jackson with the Women Decide 2012 RV Tour.
“You know, it may depend on the women's vote in Colorado whether Obama takes Colorado or not. And that's why it's important for women who believe in Obama to vote, and to vote early to make sure your vote is counted” said Marybeth Pyle, the past Chair of the Mesa County Democratic Party.
With Colorado being such a crucial swing state, those with the campaign are making sure that women get out to the polls and cast their ballots.
Early voting started today and will continue up until election day, which is now only a couple of weeks away.