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Jamie Lee Curtis calls on voters to elect more women: ‘We here in America are Luddites’

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis published an opinion piece Wednesday calling for American voters to elect more female candidates in 2020.

In the piece for NBC News, Curtis argued that women naturally have different priorities and perspectives on issues like childbirth and the lives of children.

{mosads}”My belief, however, is that women, as a gender, see things a little differently,” she wrote. “Partly that is because most women — 86 percent — are or will become mothers, and mothers care about the environment that their children are growing up in, about the education that their children are going to get, about the reproductive right of women, and about violence and gun control.”

“These are all areas that affect children, and in turn, affect their mothers. It makes sense to me that more women in power are going to work harder to enact legislation that is more focused on these areas,” Curtis added.

Curtis went on to argue that electing more women in leadership positions would show young children that both women and men can be good leaders.

“I do believe that, as soon as women take positions of authority, more young people — both boys and girls — will see that women can be effective leaders. They certainly have done so in other countries, like Iceland, Germany and New Zealand,” she wrote.

“We here in America are Luddites when it comes to many things, whether it’s the environment, technology, or women in a leadership position. But nothing changes unless something changes,” Curtis added.

Though she did not endorse a candidate in the piece, the Golden Globe winner offered an anecdote that referred to her time campaigning alongside Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in Iowa for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the Iowa caucuses.

“The two of us were driving around the tundra of Iowa, going to house parties, talking about Clinton. That was my beginning in politics. Everyone needs to start somewhere; you can’t affect change until you affect change,” Curtis wrote.

Curtis supported Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and is a vocal critic of President Trump, who she blamed for a ballistic missile scare in Hawaii caused by a false alarm last year.

“This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!” she tweeted at the time.

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