Teresa Ritterhoff rsvped for September Action Meeting - Voting Rights - State and Local Perspective - Panel Discussion 2021-09-05 16:46:50 -0400
September and October will feature guest speakers from outside Democrats Abroad Japan and we hope you can join us on Sept 30 and Oct 28
Note: The September action meeting will be on September 30 because September 23 is a national holiday.
September Action Meeting Sept 30, 8 to 10 PM
Theme: Why Vote in Local Elections?
8 to 845 GOTV voter clinic and general GOTV election questions
Fall 2021 elections are upon us! Rebecca, DA Japan GOTV Team leader, will review some of the basics for upcoming elections as well as important deadlines. Especially important for NJ, VA and Ohio voters!
845-9:00 Open discussion time
9:00-10:00 Panel discussion: Why Vote in Local Elections?
Panel Discussion with John Choe, Queens-based Community Activist and City Council Candidate from New York, and John Baumlin, past-chair DAJ, and current DPCA Representative.
After a brief self introduction, we will discuss the importance of DA members' participation in State and Local Elections, and how critical our voices are, before moving on to direct actions you can take right away.
The DAJ Action Meeting is held every 4th Thursday, but because Sept. 23rd is a holiday, this month's meeting will be on Sept. 30th. Doors open at 7:45pm.WHENSeptember 30, 2021 at 7:45pmWHERERSVP for Zoom Link
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Teresa Ritterhoff published We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For in ERA Stories 2021-03-13 07:47:26 -0500
Attending a women's college, which only 2% of American women do, was both empowering and deeply sobering. As part of a community in which women were unapologetically centered, I learned how far from the center we normally reside. There is a reason why 20% of women who serve in Congress, along with 30% of women business leaders, graduated from all-female institutions of higher education. If we want progress, we have to create the legal foundation for its emergence. I have two sons, and I believe that not only their rights, but their potential to experience their full humanity continues to be constricted in a world that both overtly and subtly enshrines men as the standard-bearers of power and authority. I want the ERA for them as much as I do for my beloved goddaughters and nieces. We must demand our rights. No one is going to give them to us unless we insist and persist. I am in this fight with everyone who wants to live in a world where equality is not simply a "norm" half-heartedly enforced, but enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. It's past time. Teresa Ritterhoff, residing in Germany, voting in Illinois
$2,781.05 raisedGOAL: $2,021.00
Candice Kerestan's 2021 Birthday Fundraiser
As many of you know, Democrats Abroad has been a big part of my life since I moved to Germany seven(!) years ago, and it’s remarkable what the organization has accomplished in that time! This past election cycle, we engaged Americans abroad like never before and delivered decisive votes in races across the United States.
But as they say, “after the election is before the election”, and it’s important to me that we continue setting up Democrats for success in 2022. As I start this next year of my life, I invite you to join me in making a contribution to Democrats Abroad, an organization near and dear to me.
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Teresa Ritterhoff wants to volunteer 2021-02-05 07:01:19 -0500
Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy, and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice.
About the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
- For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity
- This plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. Suggestions are in the following categories:
- Choose one activity per day to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
- Diversify your habits by doing some of each.
- Use the tracking chart provided here to stay on course. You can download the editable spreadsheet or a PDF for printing.
- We think understanding white privilege and white supremacy is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.
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