Our steering committee members are all very excited about the work we have been doing during the summer hiatus. Here is our update:
THE SUCCESSFUL TOWN HALL MEETING WITH ELIZABETH WARREN
On September 17, 2017 Democrats Abroad and the Global Women’s Caucus had a very successful meeting via a WEBEX Town Hall with Elizabeth Warren during which she responded to many of the concerns of Democrats Abroad.
GWC 2018 CALENDAR
Our GWC 2018 calendar with the theme “WOMEN FIRST” is almost in production so keep your eyes open for the ON SALE NOW announcement with purchase details in early November. We have raised 1300$ in sponsorship from 12 primary sponsors (THANK YOU SPONSORS). But there is still room for you to participate. If you would like to contribute please click HERE
We will be encouraging the country committees of Democrats Abroad to purchase in volume (for example, 25 calendars) for resale during your country and city activities. If you have any questions about the calendar, please email either or both of us at [email protected]
EMILY’s LIST WEBEX ON NOVEMBER 2, 2017
The Global Women’s Caucus will be welcoming, via a WEBEX Town Hall, Stephanie Schriock, the President of Emily’s List (www.emilyslist.org). Founded in 1985, Emily’s List has helped make history for over 30 years by assisting Pro Choice, Democratic Women candidates in getting elected to Congress. Stephanie will be sharing with us the what, who, when, why and where of Emily’s List and the Pro Choice Women Democrat candidates it is supporting to gear us up for the mid-terms.
The WEBEX Town Hall will take place on November 2, 2017 at 20 h CET. Be on the lookout for the WEBEX announcement and sign up information. And do plan watch parties!!! You can go ahead and send your questions for Stephanie to Salli at [email protected]
JANUARY 21ST WOMEN’S MARCH ANNIVERSARY GLOBAL EVENTS
The GWC is organising a global celebration, membership and get out the vote (GOTV) drive on January 21, 2018.
Every city/country/group is invited to create their own unique event around a set of "core elements" that will unify all our celebrations large or small and which will be communicated shortly.
The purpose is to re kindle the excitement and confidence that the Women’s March generated and channel that energy to the mid-terms, boost membership and voter registration. We will be going “LIVE” on YouTube and other social media on a rolling time-zone basis to showcase in each city a 15-30 minute special event they would like to broadcast to all who are watching (speaker, theater, music, discussion on hot women’s issues etc). We would like to also encourage even smaller groups to participate in this global "passing-of-the-torch," perhaps with just a shout-out from your house party.
Please fill out this GOOGLE FORM so that we will have an idea of which country committees and DA Women Caucus’ would like to participate … it is of course not limited to country committees or Women Caucus’ since most events will take place in one or more cities per country and we hope the other DA Caucuses will participate as well. We just need a nay or yeah, and if you do have an idea of what type of event you would like to broadcast, do let us know on the form.
This is going to be HUGE so do get back to us so that we can start organizing. Our project manager for these events is Angela Fobbs ([email protected]) for the IT management and Ann and me for communications. So if you have any questions, please get them to all three of us.
NEWS AND COMMUNICATIONS
We want to hear from you. Our general Global Women Caucus calls are scheduled via WEBEX once a calendar quarter and the next one will be on Sunday, November 19th at 11:00AM Eastern Standard time. So mark your calendars, and click on this link to join our call. And please makes sure you are on our mailing list by joining the GWC on the DA website so that we can send you reminders and updates.
And, please do send updates of your events, and interesting articles that touch on women’s rights issues to Ann and your ideas on projects, training, events and anything else you have in mind.
Yours in #Resistance,
Salli Swartz & Ann Hesse
Co-Chairs of the DA Global Women’s Caucus