Episode 8: Christianity Needs Women’s Voices

In the first episode from our miniseries of Feminism and Faith, we discuss Dr Una Kroll, a trailblazer for female doctors and women in Christianity. Her daughter Liz tells us how Una reconciled her faith and her feminism and why women’s voices are so essential in religious groups.

Legislative Committee: Paris Accord

Trump and Congressional Republicans have cheated our planet, our children and our future by turning their backs on the Paris Accord. We can’t wait four years for the next president to fix this. Luckily we don’t have to.

Where our national government has failed, we must demand that our states and cities lead the charge to protect the planet. Across the U.S., mayors and governors are able to enforce emissions restrictions, and enact legislation that supports clean energy, following, or even exceeding, the terms of the accord.

We urge you to show your support for the environment today by calling or emailing your governor (https://www.usa.gov/state-governor) and your mayor (http://www.mayors.org/meetmayors/mayorsatglance.asp) and ask that they make a stand and support the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement on behalf of the state and the city where you vote, and on behalf of the one world we call home.

Script:

Hello, My name is [name] and I am a constituent of [mayor/governor name] currently living in [city, county].

[If the Mayor/Governor supports the Paris Agreement] Thank you for your pledge to support the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement.  It is vital that our cities and states take the lead on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

[If the Mayor/Governor has no stance or supports withdrawal from Paris]  I am calling to urge the [mayor/governor] to pledge [his/her] support to the Paris climate agreement.  The actions of cities and states drive climate action in the US and can have a real impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Americans around the world are counting on our [city/state] government to take the lead on climate change now that the President has cheated our planet, our children, and our future.

Thank you.

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Episode 7: Meanwhile, In the UK

In Episode 7: Meanwhile, In the UK, we look to the UK for advice on feminist organising.  We speak to RegisterHer to Vote (@RegistHERtoVote) about why it’s so essential that we as progressives register women to vote and Abortion Rights Scotland (@Abortion_RCScot) remind us to always move forward regarding reproductive rights.  Plus, Casey Calista looks back to the American Revolution for some lessons in democracy.

Episode 6: Women in Health Care

In Episode 6: Women in Healthcare we look at the gender aspects of healthcare from several perspectives. We discuss healthcare as a human right with Democrats Abroad New Zealand and we ask the National Network of Abortion Funds about the need for economic and gender equality in reproductive healthcare.