Vote Like Our Lives Depend On It - GWC Fall Newsletter

As we wrote these words, we were riveted to the Kavanaugh hearings. The brave and unforgettable testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has given us all courage and has strengthened our resolve to push even harder in these last weeks before the election. We salute her and thank her for speaking up for the millions of women who have been too afraid to come forward with their own stories of sexual assault.

We can best honor her courage and sense of civic responsibility by voting in this crucial election, and by encouraging our friends to vote too! If you have not requested your ballot, there is still time. You can request your ballot for the November elections at https://www.votefromabroad.org/. If you are registered to vote and you have not received your ballot yet, you will need to request your ballot to get it.

 

We’re almost there!

Our GWC team has created an inspiring video, highlighting our journey and reminding us of all we’ve accomplished. Watch the video and feel proud that you too are helping to move this country in a different direction.

If you know anyone who still needs to register to vote, please share this inspiration and then send them off to votefromabroad.org if they are outside of the United States. If you have family or friends in America that need to register to vote, send them to https://iwillvote.com/.

 It’s time! So we have to try!

There is still one last important task that we’re working on ‘round the clock and ‘round the globe now, and we could really use your help. Over the next two weeks, we are reaching out to our fellow members in a phone banking effort to remind them to register and send in their ballots. Click here for more information on how you can help us!


Our GWC team has created an inspiring video, highlighting our journey and reminding us of all we’ve accomplished. Watch the video and feel proud that you too are helping to move this country in a different direction.

If you know anyone who still needs to register to vote, please share this inspiration and then send them off to votefromabroad.org if they are outside of the United States. If you have family or friends in America that need to register to vote, send them to https://iwillvote.com/.

 It’s time! So we have to try!

There is still one last important task that we’re working on ‘round the clock and ‘round the globe now, and we could really use your help. Over the next two weeks, we are reaching out to our fellow members in a phone banking effort to remind them to register and send in their ballots. Click here for more information on how you can help us!


We have also prepared two great online events for you to participate in while we all wait for the big day.

GLOBAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS ERA PROJECT KICKOFF WITH EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

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Please join us on Tuesday, October 16 at 2 pm EDT for the kickoff meeting for the Global Women’s Caucus Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) project.

Kamala Lopez, the executive director of  Equal Means Equal will be sharing information about the history and the current status of the ERA along with what needs to be done.

Click here for more information and to RSVP for the event. 

For more background on the ERA, check out our ERA Resources here.

 

FEMINIST STORYTELLING: BOOKS ABROAD READS REBECCA SOLNIT

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Join our global feminist reading group, on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 10 am. It takes place online using Webex with you right in front of your own computer screen!

At this meeting, we'll be discussing Rebecca's Solnit's book The Mother of All Questions, a collection of essays centered around feminist storytelling. Solnit, a California native, and lifelong activist is credited with inspiring the term "mansplaining" in a 2008 essay titled, "Men Explain Things to Me," which later became a book published in 2014. The Mother of All Questions is a follow-up to that book in which Solnit further unpacks cultural misogyny and the power of a woman's story.

Click here for more information and to RSVP

Remember that it will take ALL OF US returning those ballots in the coming weeks to really power that big blue wave we’re hoping for.

It’s time to RISE UP and SHOW THEM WHAT WE’VE GOT!

In solidarity,

Your Global Women's Caucus Team