Greetings from your Global Women’s Caucus team! We would like to take the opportunity to thank our two out-going Communications Co-Chairs for the Global Women’s Caucus, Stacey Kruckel and Carin Elam, for their talent and commitment to progressing our cause. Stacey Kruckel will be focusing more on her role as the Facebook channel lead within the DA Global Communications team, and Carin Elam will continue to aid the GW and LGBTQ+ caucuses IT and Newsletter. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the GWC!
Announcing our two new Communications Co-Chairs, Jamie McAfee and Stayce Camparo. We appreciate your commitment to the Global Women’s Caucus cause, and look forward to your work going forward.
We, at Democrats Abroad, are still celebrating the amazing wins by Democrats across the United States on both small and large scales, however we still have one more important race to focus on and win! Have you received your ballot and sent it in? Get all the information you need on the critical Georgia Senate runoff here, or stop in for our one-to-one voter assistance to get all of your questions answered.
The Global Women’s Caucus is dedicated to providing updates on our continued efforts in the fight for women’s rights and upholding democratic values. In this issue, we will introduce a new Action Team that will address the enduring domestic and global problem of violence against women. We have also provided several articles on what our 46th U. S. Presidential administration will bring for women of all groups and backgrounds, and present an exciting new event on January 23rd, that will celebrate the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Our efforts could not progress without the dedicated and passionate support of all our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Global Women’s Caucus, we would love to hear from you. Find out more information on volunteering here, and learn about some of the work we do in the “Meet Our Volunteers” piece.
We hope you enjoy this edition.
Ann Hesse, Global Women’s Caucus Chair
NEW ACTION TEAM
November 25, 2020 marked the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On this day, the Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus launched an Eliminating Violence Against Women Action Team. Given the scope of problems, this team will require the efforts of as many volunteers as possible around the globe. Our goals will be:
- To educate our members and other U.S. citizens on the massive issues related to gender-based violence,
- To activate individuals to become involved in the fight to eliminate such violence and
- To advocate for the legislation and other necessary efforts to combat a crisis which, particularly since Covid, is becoming worse on all fronts.
Check out all of our Action Teams and information on how to get involved here.
WOMEN’S CAUCUS EVENTS
"NOW IS WHEN THE REAL WORK BEGINS. THE HARD WORK. THE NECESSARY WORK. THE GOOD WORK." - Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris
Join us on January 23rd at 10 am EST (US and Canada) for a celebration of the newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration, as we share our plans for the coming year and present the many and varied opportunities for volunteeringthat the Global Women’s Caucus offers world-wide.
This is an online event. RSVP here.
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
By Olivia Paradice, Regular Contributor
Democrats Abroad is powered by volunteers, who are vital to ensuring that Americans living abroad are still able to have their voices heard from an ocean away. Starting this month, we want to shine a light on some of our amazing volunteers, both to thank them for the work they do and to showcase the reasons why volunteering at Democrat’s Abroad is so important!
CANDIDATE ACTION INFORMATION & POLITICAL NEWS
By Kaitlynn Newcomb, Editor of Candidate Information
As 2020 comes to an end and election results across the nation become certified, the Candidate Information Team has exciting victories to announce, a wealth of gratitude to share, and a message for the future of the Caucus.
Kamala Harris: A Pioneering Vice President? Looking Beyond the Symbolic Win
By: Jamie McAfee, Communications Co-Chair Global Women’s Caucus
Reality is finally setting in that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be in the White House on January 20, 2021. The weight of the global pandemic, a deteriorating economy, and a deeply divided nation will be placed on their shoulders. President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris are already proving they understand the magnitude of this responsibility; “This is the moment where we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts, and recommit ourselves to the fight” against the coronavirus, Biden said. “Let’s remember, we’re all in this together.”
Watching from abroad as Harris and Biden begin to staff up and mask up, it’s comforting to see America being led with competence, compassion and intellect.
GEORGIA ON OUR MINDS
If the Senate Turns Blue in Georgia, We Can Go Green
By Naomi Agnes, Committee Chair of Climate Action Team
Recent headlines praised Joe Biden for “stock[ing] his transition teams with climate experts.”
Activists and editorial boards alike wasted no time in demanding that Biden, and Kamala Harris, make climate their top priority. There can be no doubt on this point - swift and sweeping climate action is necessary and urgent for the new administration.
Why the Georgia Runoff NEEDS Your Vote
By Stayce Camparo, Communications Co-Chair
Democrats need the two seats from Georgia in the Senate if the Biden-Harris administration is to pass any necessary policy swiftly. From the ERA to COVID-relief -- climate policy to the Voting Rights Act, a majority in the Senate will bring crucial legislation to the people.
STATE OF THE AMERICAN WOMAN PROJECT
ESSAY: What My Protest Looks Like
By Stayce Camparo, Communications Co-Chair
In recent months, scratch that, in recent years, I’ve felt the nagging responsibility that I should be doing more about the things I believe in and support.
2020 is winding down, and as we look forward to what the new year may bring, we here at the Global Women’s Caucus want to wish all of you, a safe and healthy holiday season, and to honor those who have lost their lives or loved ones this past year.
Thank you for reading our GWC Newsletter, and as always, stay tuned to our Facebook page for the latest news.
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