Chairs' Corner: This is what democracy looks like

What a year it’s been for the Women’s Caucus! 

It started with us channeling Rosie the Riveter at the Women’s March, saying “we can do it” to passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Then, we wrote thousands of postcards together with the Global Womens’ Caucus to help Democrats take both houses of the Virginia state legislature last month. Now, Eileen Filler-Corn — the first woman majority leader of the Virginia House of Delegates — has announced that ratifying the ERA will be a top priority when the new state legislative session opens in the new year. 

In addition, we took action on a variety of other issues, including gun control and Title X, all while learning from our brilliant, fellow WC members on topics ranging from the environment and reproductive rights to disability and workplace equality. 

Learning and acting. Organizing and taking a stand. This is what democracy looks like. And we are so proud of our members for giving it a face.

As we head into the election year, we plan to kick our activist efforts up a notch, starting with our January 15 “Happy Blue Year” event that we’re co-hosting with DAUK’s GOTV and Policy Network & Resolutions Committees. Whether you’re new to DAUK or a long-time member, we highly encourage you to come to this event to learn the latest on voting from abroad, find out how you can participate in the Democratic primary and volunteer to support DAUK’s GOTV efforts in 2020. Space is limited for this highly anticipated event, so be sure to reserve your free ticket today!

In the meantime, we hope to see you at our holiday social this Wednesday, December 11, where we plan to toast a year of learning, activism and making a difference while getting our spirits up for the year to come. For more information, click here.

In closing, thanks to all of you for bringing your time, energy and talents to the WC over the past year. We wish you a happy and restful holiday season and look forward to working together in 2020 to make the new year a “blue” year!

Cheers,

Meghan & Steph

Co-Chairs, DAUK Women’s Caucus

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