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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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Join us and NARAL Pro-Choice America for a lively panel discussion with experts who will share the state of anti-choice legislation, the current Supreme Court dilemma, and the status of the Women’s Health Protection Act in Congress.

RSVP here 

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Democrats Abroad has a variety of ways for you to celebrate Independence Day. Check out the events page for a list of activities hosted by your local chapter here. And make sure you exercise your most patriotic duty, and register to vote here.

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Please join us for an interactive discussion about how Democrats Abroad is fighting for U.S. tax relief for Americans abroad with speaker Carmelan Polce, Chair of the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force, our front line for ending this terrible tax situation.

RSVP here.

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


GWC ACTION UPDATES

The Reproductive Justice action team has launched the Reproductive Injustice Award. This Award will go to the State that has the most heinous anti-choice legislation. This month the contenders are Texas, Arizona and South Carolina. Vote on FB, IG, and TW, and help us humiliate these Republican bastions that repress and restrict our RIGHTS!

Tell Congress to support the Women’s Health Protection Act. ACT NOW!!

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The Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative had a successful forum with guest speaker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and a panel of experts talking about the impacts of our current state on women. Did you miss it? Check our Youtube page for the recording coming soon.

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The Violence Against Women action team is working to address military assault. Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Michael Turner (R-OH) are introducing the Vanessa Guillén Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, the companion bill for Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act (MJIIPA). Contact Senators Reed and Inhofe to tell them to stop holding up this legislation.

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The Global Women’s Caucus works hard to fight the good fight 365 days a year, but sometimes our volunteers need a break to refuel for the challenges that lay ahead. For this reason, the GWC Newsletter is suspended for August and will resume for September. Continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates, and check our website as we prepare for some not-to-miss events and important actions!


Articles

Continuing Our Work for Independence
By Cait Czarniecki

Independence is the theme this July at the GWC - but not for the reason you may think. Read more on our Welcome Page...

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Replenish, rebuild: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix shores up bipartisan support
By Denise Roig, DA Canada

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The bill seeks to prevent further cuts to victim service grants, and is a rare piece of bipartisan work.  Read more...

A Women’s Caucus is Born
By Doris Stanger

Spain’s newly formed Women’s Caucus serves as a model to expand the Global Women’s Caucus.  Read more...

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Democrats Abroad Germany Women’s Caucus Relaunch
By Beverly Seebach

On June 15th, Democrats Abroad Germany revived the DAG Women’s Caucus with a Relaunch Event.  Read more...


We want to hear from you at #MyStoryGWC! What does women’s independence mean to you? How do the many definitions of women’s independence conflict? Tell us how you’ve been confronted by these varying opinions, and how you’ve dealt with them. Send your stories here, and stay tuned to see what people have to say.

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ERA STORY

“Having women in Congress, as the Vice-President, and in other positions of "power" is a hollow victory if the average woman faces legal discrimination in so many areas of her life. My mother, my sisters, and I have been waiting all our lives for equality under the law. There is no reason for us to keep us waiting. Equality must be enshrined in our Constitution.” -- Germany Resident, Florida Voter


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In Closing

As the 2020 general election attested, Democrats Abroad are a force that can make real change. Important legislation that can help millions of women and families is stymied or slow to progress in Congress. We need your help! 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 members 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