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    Independence is the theme this July at the GWC - but not for the reason you may think. 
     
    In 2021, notions of freedom, autonomy and independence carry a heavier burden than they have in recent history. For the first time in a year, with restrictions lifted, we are free to move about our communities, to travel, to see loved ones, to hug. A year of social reckoning has forced us to examine our implicit biases - to see the inequalities around us, keeping minorities captive in a different America. And even with the House and Senate in Democratic control, we bear witness to voting rights abuses, attacks on Trans rights and the battle over women’s bodies more incendiary than ever. 
     
    Freedom, autonomy and independence are at risk for the majority of Americans, yet positive and meaningful legislation for the masses continues to buckle and stall under the mighty filibuster. This July, we hope that the biggest pyrotechnics you see are in your communities - getting fired up for Blue in ’22. There is so much at stake right now and not until women, our LGBTQ+ community and Black lives are guaranteed the same privileges and rights as the white men of America, we cannot fully celebrate independence. 
     
                                Fired up, ready to go. Red, white, (but mostly) BLUE in ’22. 

    by Cait Czarnickie

     

          


     



    We are committed to fostering and promoting gender-informed perspectives in issues analysis, communication and policy-making for issues that impact women. We take action to address policies that negatively impact women and their families and so, by implication, the economy and our democracy.

    Our Volunteers help American women around the world become real activists in the struggle for women's rights no matter where they live and no matter how small or large their numbers -- whether a committee of one or one hundred. Learn about the ways you can volunteer with the Global Women's Caucus.

    Our Mission guides us to take actions to addresses policy that negatively impacts women and their families, and to fight tirelessly for the policies that bolster and protect them. 

    Our Leaders bring diverse experiences to the Global Women's Caucus, with expertise in a variety of fields ranging from law to education; from technology to arts. 

    DA Global Women's Caucus Leadership:

    Christina Skovsgaard
    | Chair DA-Norway, GWC Steering Committee, GBC Steering Committee
    Ann Hesse
    | Chair Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus
    Stayce Camparo
    | Communications Co-Director, GWC; Editor of GWC Newsletter
    Jamie McAfee
    | Communications Co-Chair, Womens Caucus
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    News

    GWC July 2021 Newsletter

    Letter from the Editor

    Our bodies, our rights! This month, we celebrate women’s independent choices and freedoms. Women all over the world are largely dependent on the decisions of a few, and much of the time those few do not have women’s interests and rights in mind. Consider joining our caucus as we fight the good fight, not only for our sisters and daughters, but for our brothers and sons as well. The Global Women’s Caucus has many ways for you to join: 1. Register to vote 2. Become a GWC member 3. Volunteer with one of our action teams 4. Start a local caucus. We welcome and look forward to working with you!

    Scroll down for important updates on our growing caucus, insightful articles on our research, and the June Newsletter quiz! Don’t forget to check out our Artist’s Corner. 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.

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

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    #PRIDE

    Fifty-one years ago, Frank Kameny coined the adage “Gay is good” to offset the historic anti-gay agenda that news, media and religious institutions have peddled since the first European settlers dropped anchors on American shores. Kameny’s alliterate campaign was inspired by “Black is Beautiful,” the movement conceived of by civil rights organizer, Stokely Carmichael. This is a testament to the longstanding relationship between minority groups as none of us can truly feel progress while any of us are left behind. 

     
    As we enter Pride this June, we pay tribute to those who paved the way for us to celebrate so freely now. Much progress has been made in the last half century by means of expanded space in the world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (+) folks through legislation, marital securities, fair housing and basic human rights. But rest we cannot. With the recent wave of attention and scrutiny trans rights have received, we are reminded to remain diligent in our protection and advocacy for every branch of our LGBTQ+ family. We must recognize the nature of intersectionality and its effect on everyone in our communities. 
     
    In 2010, Michelle’s husband, Barack, said it best when he called upon Americans to "observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.” And that is what we must continue to do. Fifty years on, we commemorate the Stonewall Riots through marches and parades every June. We take to the streets announcing “Gay is good,” as we rewrite the messaging of the conservative agenda. Most of all, we celebrate Pride month to acknowledge the many colors our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters add to what it means to be human. Please join your GWC community in celebrating Pride this June.
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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, August 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps
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    VAW Volunteer Meeting/Briefing

    Violence Against Women Team
    Volunteer Briefing Meetings

     

    Join us on August 16, 2021, at 12 PM ET / 6 PM Paris for the VAW Volunteer Briefing Meeting.
    (Monthly briefings/meetings through December 20, 2021)

    The Violence Against Women Team is conducting a research project addressing the situation of American Women and their children who may encounter situations of gender-based violence while living or travelling abroad.  Please join us at a briefing session to learn more about the project and to see if it may be a volunteer effort in which you'd like to be involved. We are starting in 5 countries but will be expanding as soon as we are able to leverage the learning we gained exploring the initial countries. The basic requirements are curiosity, organization, determination and a desire to help better the situation for victims of violence. 

    Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM through January 18, 2022 Berlin Time

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