DA Global Women's Caucus Leadership:
In this month’s GWC newsletter, our Candidate Action team features two articles that discusses the Black Lives Matter movement and the historic moment of change that we are facing. One article discusses how you can get involved to make change, even while living abroad, and the other discussions the intersections between racial injustice and environmental injustice.
Our Candidate Information Team has been doing great work, and this month, they provide an interview with Wendy Davis, who is famous for her filibuster attempt to stop the closing of most abortion clinics in Texas in 2013, as well as profiles of two Democratic women running for Senate and the House of Representatives to represent Iowa.
The pandemic has sadly caused a substantial increase in domestic violence both in the US and globally, and we feature an article that discusses some of the legislative measures that can be taken to address it.
Finally, June is Pride Month, and we provide the 2nd part of our two-part series of recommendations for books, podcasts, music and more to celebrate LGTBQ women.
Letter from the Editor
In this month’s GWC newsletter, we share news and events to encourage you to dive in and get active. First, our Candidate Action team provides a spotlight on three women running for office in in Texas, Wisconsin and California. We also provide a Tiny Action that you can do right now.
We discuss the latest updates on ERA, including information about our upcoming webinar, Legalize Equality. In preparation for Pride Month in June, we have included part one of a two-part series of recommendations for books, podcasts, music and more to celebrate LGTBQ women. We provide info about the latest Books Abroad reading pick, and finally, we introduce you to the two new GWC Communications Committee co-chairs, and provide information about how you can volunteer with GWC.
GWC Senate Reference Guide & Candidate Information Action Team Update
By Kati Newcomb
The Senate Reference Guide
This month, the Candidate Information Action Team is eager to share A Reference Guide to 2020 US Senate Elections, prepared by the GWC Editor of Candidate Information, Kati Newcomb. The guide provides info about Senate races in each voting state, as well as other close or crucial races to get involved in across the country. The Reference Guide includes profiles of all 33 races where Democrats are running, and information on two races where candidates are running as Independents where no Democrat is on the ballot. Read more.
Thank you to all who joined our discussion on Mother's Day.
Books Abroad, the Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is excited to announce its summer reading pick, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister. Save the date, September 20th, for an engaging discussion of the history of female anger as political fuel. We hope this pick makes a great summer read and gives you food for thought during the election season. We look forward to seeing you again in September!
The organizing team would also like to introduce Joy Notoma as the group's next discussion facilitator, as Kelsey McLendon is moving back to the U.S. to pursue other opportunities.
This is an online event. Please RSVP to receive the connection information.