Chair’s Corner – September 2019

On the heels of Labor Day, we recognize the contributions of working women and men to our nation, economy and way of life. And we commit to getting back to work: not just because the summer holidays are over, but because democracy takes work — and it’s up to all of us to keep at it.

At the Women’s Caucus, we are rolling up our sleeves as we commit to doing the work of democracy through action, education and organization. Last month, more than 30 WC members and DAUK friends met for pizza and mailed almost 200 postcards demanding meaningful gun control legislation, supporting school kids in El Paso, and contacting voters in Virginia ahead of its state legislative elections in November, which could hold the key to passing the Equal Rights Amendment.

This month, we’re teaming up with the Global Women’s Caucus to learn about the ongoing assault on women’s health and reproductive rights in the US — and how we can fight back in 2020. Following a live webinar and discussion with Planned Parenthood’s Kelly Lawson at our September 18 meeting, we’ll once again put pen to postcard to urge our senators to protect Title X and reverse the Trump administration’s dangerous and unethical gag rule.

Our educational and activist efforts will continue this fall with great events focused on women & the economy and disability. All the while, we’ll be getting organized for next year to do what DA does best: getting out the votes of the 200,000 US citizens living in the UK.

Many hands make light(er) work, so whether you’re a longtime member or are just getting started, we invite you to:

Join our September 18 meeting on women’s health and reproductive rights. Not able to attend? You can still join us and take action remotely; find out more here.

Follow our events calendar to stay informed on future events and activist activities.

— Help get out the vote: sign up to phonebank with DA here or click here to learn how you can become a voter registration volunteer through Vote From Abroad.

Thanks, as always, for bringing your passion and purpose to the WC. As we head down the home stretch to 2020, we look forward to doing great work together.

Meghan, Steph and Eva

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