We’re almost there!
We were all inspired last week by the brave and unforgettable testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. She has given us all courage and has strengthened our resolve to push even harder in these last weeks before the election. We can best honor her courage and sense of civic responsibility by voting in this crucial election, and by encouraging our friends to vote too!
If you know anyone who still needs to register to vote, please send them off to votefromabroad.org today.
If you have family or friends in the U.S. that still need to register to vote, send them to https://iwillvote.com/.
Help us with one last Task!
There is still one last important task that we’re working on ‘round the clock and ‘round the globe now, and we could really use your help. Over the next two weeks we are reaching out to our fellow members in a phonebanking effort to remind them to register and send in their ballots.
Click here for more information on how you can help us!
In addition to our in-person events, there are two great online events you might enjoy participating in this month:
Take a look at what our chapter is up to:
Checking the Balance - Democracy, at what cost?
Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Our DA Stuttgart chapter will be at DAZ for a discussion as part of their very popular “American Days” event.
Let‘s talk about current issues in American politics and try to find answers to significant pending questions:
· What policies and initiatives have emerged in this topsy-turvy election cycle?
· How far does free speech extend?
· How can we provide protections for our environment and assure safety in our lives?
· Are our fundamental civil rights being chipped away?
· How can we respond to these challenges and restore political equilibrium?
Join us to share your views!
Online Webinar: GLOBAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS ERA PROJECT KICKOFF WITH EQUAL MEANS EQUAL
Please join us on Tuesday October 16 at 2PM EDT for the kickoff meeting for the Global Women’s Caucus Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) project.
Kamala Lopez, the executive director of Equal Means Equal will be sharing information about the history and the current status of the ERA along with what needs to be done.
For more background on the ERA, check out our ERA Resources here.
Online Webinar: BOOKS ABROAD READS REBECCA SOLNIT
Join our global feminist reading group, conducted on Webex with you right in front of your own computer screen!
At this meeting, we'll be discussing Rebecca's Solnit's book The Mother of All Questions, a collection of essays centered around feminist storytelling. Solnit, a California native and lifelong activist, is credited with inspiring the term "mansplaining" in a 2008 essay titled, "Men Explain Things to Me," which later became a book published in 2014. The Mother of All Questions is a follow-up to that book in which Solnit further unpacks cultural misogyny and the power of a woman's story.
ELECTION RE- CAP AND DISCUSSION
It has been a rough ride since November of 2016.
And we are cautiously optimistic that this meeting will be a joyous one!
But come what may, we will need to be together. To celebrate, to plan, to strategize, to discuss.
This is a meeting you won’t want to miss!
Remember that it will take ALL OF US returning those ballots in the coming weeks to really power that big blue wave we’re hoping for.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our events.
Chair, Stuttgart Chapter