June 01, 2021

GWC June 2021 Newsletter

Letter from the Editor

This month the GWC is highlighting leadership! Now may be the time to ask your Country Chair about starting a local women’s caucus, join a GWC action team, or partake in some political action. Are you registered to vote abroad? Don't forget to request your absentee ballot at www.votefromabroad.org! We celebrate and honor all Democrats Abroad who are leading the fight for a more progressive and equitable world!

Speaking of equality, this month we are celebrating PRIDE with the LGBTQ+ community, fighting discrimination and intolerance, and rejoicing in human diversity!

The GWC is working to provide you with lots of materials to help in your actions. Check out our list of resources, and Meet the Faces Behind our Actions! We’ve even designed some postcards for you to send to your representatives!

This newsletter has important updates on our action teams, insightful articles on our research, as well as a May Newsletter quiz! Don’t forget to check out our Artist’s Corner, spotlighting the renowned female choreographer, Crystal Pite, by scrolling down. Lastly, we would love your participation in our #MyStoryGWC campaign, where you can connect with other members through shared stories, to highlight the issues most important to us.

We hope you enjoy this edition, and we look forward to seeing you at our events!

Stayce Camparo, Communications Co-director, Global Women’s Caucus

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Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion on women’s economic empowerment, and how to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.

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Join us for a global virtual Drag Queen Bingo Pride Kick-Off event and help get out the vote in 2022!!!

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Check our more PRIDE month activities here

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Turn your mics on, and join the GWC for an informal conversation about the progress, set-backs, and challenges for the Biden administration.

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Join an online DAUK G7 panel of specialists to discuss the outcome of the summit, the global interconnectedness of the three themes (health, economy and climate), and how the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats are moving forward. Panelist, Naomi Ages, is Team Leader of GWC’s Climate Action Team.

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For a full list of events, including from other caucuses & chapters, visit our Events page


The Reproductive Justice Action Team is happy to announce that the Hyde Amendment has been omitted from Biden’s budget plan! The RJ team is also planning a joint webinar with NARAL on the anti-choice tsunami affecting State legislation. Stay tuned for our Raspberry Awards to be awarded to the worst States for Reproductive Justice.

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The Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act to Protect Military Women & Men from Sexual Harassment & Assault (S.1520), written by GWC’s Ending Violence Against Women team leader, Marnie Delany, passed without objection in the Democrats Abroad Annual General Meeting.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our discussion of The House of Mirth! What a way to end a season of great reading of feminist literature! Here’s a summary of the amazing books we’ve read in our Books Abroad Feminist Reading Group. If you had a chance to join us, we hope you found the books and discussions inspiring to your life work as a feminist. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall! Stay tuned for some exciting things that are in the works for our next season of reading!

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This month, the Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative is preparing for an incredible event with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Watch for more exciting unveilings about the panel to be announced soon!



The Global Women’s Caucus Hosts a Women’s Economic Forum

By Pat White

Learn more about the Senator and where she stands on issues that matter to you at the GWC’s Women’s Economic Forum on June 26th. Read more...





Gender Neutral Parenting
By Stayce Camparo

Gender-neutral parenting may better aid in a child’s freedom to develop “authentically,” and instills children with notions of gender equality. Read more...






Family reunification: “Every story is sad.” 
By Denise Roig, DA Canada

We’ve seen the photos, heard the cries on videos. I don’t need to describe them here. Read more...





We want to hear from you at #MyStoryGWC! This month is PRIDE month! How will you celebrate? How can we better support our LGBTQ+ community? Send your stories here, and stay tuned to see what people have to say.

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“I am the first person in my family to earn a PhD. My mother wanted to attend my graduation more than she wanted to attend my wedding. She herself never even finished her baccalaureate. She had dreamed first of being an astronaut and wrote NASA as a little girl to ask what she should do to prepare. They wrote back that she should instead find a husband … I do want ERA for the generations behind me and for any daughters I may have. I don’t want future generations to grow up the way I did. Or the way my mother did. Or the way my grandmother did. I want their humanity acknowledged. I want their rights acknowledged. I want their bravery celebrated. But I also want ERA for myself. And I will be selfish. I demand my humanity..” -- U.K. Resident, California Voter

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Artist Corner 

The Seasons’ Canon, first premiered in Paris with the Opera national de Paris in 2016, and lends the viewer a beautiful depiction of group movement. Pite’s works display the importance of listening, and communicating through gesture and intention. At moments, individuals step forward to lead, and at other moments individuals become lost in a single organism that moves and pulsates collectively.

Excerpt from The Seasons’ Canon by Crystal Pite with music by Max Richter, after Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Renowned female Canadian choreographer and performer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, and Artistic Director of Kidd Pivot. Bio

In Closing

As the 2020 general election attested, Democrats Abroad are a force that can make real change. Important legislation that can help millions of women and families is stymied or slow to progress in Congress. Last month, the Supreme Court decided to take up a case that could reverse Roe v. Wade. We need your help! Consider joining the Global Women’s Caucus, and connecting with thousands of others on the same mission as we build our community strong. As a member, you can receive newsletters and meet other members at our events. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. Our website is constantly being updated with news and actions to get you and your family involved in the noble campaign for women. 

Thank you for reading this issue, and please share with your friends and family.

In solidarity,

The Global Women’s Caucus