Here in the UK and back home in the States, summer days were hardly lazy for the Women’s Caucus! Find out what our members have been up to and how you, too, can get caught in the act(ivism)!
Pizza & Postcards
Last month, more than 30 WC members and DAUK friends met for an evening of fun, food and activism at Pizza Express St Paul’s. In collaboration with VAratifyERA, we wrote 100 postcards to Democratic voters in Virginia in hopes of flipping the state legislature this November, which could hold the key to passing the Equal Rights Amendment and (finally!) making gender equality the law of the land.
In addition, we wrote another 95 postcards to support school kids in El Paso and urge lawmakers to pass meaningful gun control legislation by supporting H.R. 8.
Hooked on writing postcards or keen to dive in? Then join our September 18 meeting on women’s health and reproductive rights, where we’ll write our senators to demand protection for Title X.
On September 21, Laura Donohue is bringing back her famous Postcards & Pasta gatherings at her lovely flat in London Bridge! Space is limited so please RSVP.
Meanwhile back in the States, WC member and powerhouse Democrat Laura Mosedale turned a leisurely summer vacation into an activism-packed adventure. On an idyllic wooded island in Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest, Laura and her friends held a postcard party to support Democratic Congressional candidate Dan McCready in NC-09’s special election on September 10. They also urged CNN execs to give more visibility to the climate crisis and made quilts for refugees at the border through welcomeblanket.org.
Postcard activism is a fun and effective way to make a difference in key elections! To learn more, sign up for updates from Tony the Democrat at PostcardsToVoters.org.
Getting out the vote
Postcards aren’t the only way to make a difference in key races. As we head down the home stretch to 2020 — and with a number of important state and special elections to support this year — UK Democrats are stepping up efforts to get out the vote among the 200,000 Americans who live here.
To help DAUK get out the vote, sign up here to become a phone banking volunteer.
To help US expats register to vote, contact Laura Mosedale about becoming a voter registration (VR) volunteer through Vote From Abroad, a non-partisan organization that makes it easy to request and submit ballots from overseas. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and plan to attend the next VR training on October 27.