October 01, 2021

GWC October 2021 Newsletter

Letter from the Editor

Books, pages, stone walls, and now tablets have the ability to convey thought across minds, cultures, and oceans. Humans have always used the written word to fantasize, persuade, and pose questions about our environment and way of life. It is how we connect, and this month we are practicing prose in action. As we organize ourselves to protect our reproductive rights from right-wing politicians or unite in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will honor the female authors who shook the writing world with a month-long literary festival. So join us in exercising our own creative and persuasive prose.

This October issue has important updates on the difficult work our action teams are doing in spite of unprecedented push-backs on reproductive rights. Don’t forget to check out our Artist’s Corner and take our September Newsletter quiz! Lastly, we love hearing from you and want your continued participation in our #MyStoryGWC campaign; this month we are asking you to share your October 2nd Reproductive Rights March stories, including from our #GWCMarch campaign.

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

Over 10,000 members and growing! Join us



Join the GWC’s virtual reproductive rights campaign to show our solidarity in protecting a woman’s right to choose. Details for groups and individual action can be found in the Women's March Event Toolkit.

Local Marches: Munich  Spain  London  Japan

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Join us to meet US Representative Lois Frankel, Fl-21 (West Palm Beach) who has fought her whole career for women's rights and gender equality!

RSVP here

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The Violence Against Women action team is looking for volunteers to gather information that will help American women overseas who are victims of violent situations. Join our call on one of the above mentioned dates.

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Individual event RSVPs are posted on the GWC Events page.

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Join the Democrats Abroad State Teams to discuss GOTV plans for the 2022 Midterm elections. It's all hands on deck to ensure that we keep Congress and flip even more Senate seats.

RSVP here

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


The Violence Against Women Action Team is watching the bipartisan Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act, H.R. 2119 that aims to reauthorize and expand funding for programs that protect survivors and prevent family and domestic violence.

We are also looking for new volunteers to oversee legislative tracking, develop action plans, join an important research effort on gender-based violence, and to coordinate our targeted get out the vote efforts. Send email to [email protected] if you’re interested in volunteering.

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The Feminist Literature Reading Group is hosting a Literature Festival for the month of October. See our events page to RSVP.

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The Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative is continuing to track the progress of the 2020 Democratic platform as it pertains to women in leadership. Check out our resource page for links to articles on women and education and politics.

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The Reproductive Justice Action Team is continuing to track abortion legislation throughout the United States. We are also asking individuals to contact congress and ask Reps to vote “yes” on WHPA.

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To volunteer with any of our teams, simply fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

International News

GOTV - November 2, 2021 Elections  - Keep it Blue!

If you vote in Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, or Virginia we need your vote! Deadlines to register to vote in these four (4) states are in early October.

  1. Florida - Special Primary: CD 20: US House
  2. New Jersey - General: Governor and other state offices
  3. Ohio - Special General: CD 11 & CD 15: 2 congressional districts
  4. Virginia - General: Governor and other state offices

Ballots have already been sent. If you are a registered voter and have not requested your ballot - DO IT TODAY!

Remind your friends and family in the U.S. to register to vote: https://iwillvote.com/. They can also verify that they are registered at this link and make sure they have not been purged.

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Canada Women’s Caucus

Join DA Canada in a Speaker Series, starting with Dr. Colleen McNicholas, Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood
St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. 

Also, stay tuned for a postcard campaign ahead of the December 1st Mississippi Supreme Court case.

Details for both events to be posted soon.



Reflections. One Year After RGB’s Death
By Naomi Ages 

September 18th marked the one-year anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, which essentially made it open season on reproductive freedom and women’s rights.


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Pathways to Safety International: When leaving is the only optionan?
By Denise Roig

One night in 1998, Paula Lucas made a desperate promise: God, if you help me get out of here, I will help other women in the position I’m in right now.  


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On Coming Together, Transformation, and Literature: Announcing the GWC Feminist Literature Festival
By Joy Notoma

As any book lover will testify, literature has a way of bringing people together. After many months of isolation, what better way to celebrate coming together than with a month long Literary Festival.


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Fighting Fire With Facts Won’t Put Out the Flames
By Aisling O'leary

Mike Lindell’s highly criticized symposium in August failed to validate his belief that Biden did not win the election, but it did showcase attendees’ reluctance to engage with facts.



We want to hear from you at #MyStoryGWC! Are you marching to protect reproductive freedom on October 2nd? Tell us your story and share your pictures. Send your stories here, and stay tuned to see the stories of others.

Remember to participate with your pics and story in our #GWCMarch selfie campaign as well!

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“For me, ERA meant that it is POSSIBLE to challenge the status quo and POSSIBLE to join society as a full-fledged citizen. These power struggles of the 70s truly formed my perceptions - even if I am by no means a revolutionary. There have been so many advances in helping more people become full citizens in our land. Let's show now, at last, that POSSIBLE is REAL, and that women of all backgrounds and creeds can step up as equals to serve and to improve our American society..” -- France Resident, D.C. Voter

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Artist Corner 

Katrina Majkut

“Abortion is Normal”

Stitch n’ Bitch


Artist Statement: “My artwork centers on understanding how social traditions affect social and civil rights. Historically, I believe embroidery's limited, personal narratives and representation have contributed to restricted and adverse identity politics. I want to raise awareness as to how this cultural practice has silently, but powerfully influenced the condition of people's parity, representation, and treatment.”

In Closing

As the 2020 general election attested, Democrats Abroad are a force that can make real change. We need that force activated once again for the ‘22 midterms. 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 Americans 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