In preparation for the March for Black Women, the Black Women’s Blueprint and their allies are holding two separate webinars on issues facing Black women and girls. We would love for all of our leaders and members to participate in these webinars. Even if you are unable to participate in the March or allied marches, these two webinars address some of the many issues–including racial justice and violence against women–we look to combat at NOW. Information and registration details for both are listed below:
Online Webinar: Relisha Rudd, Bresha Meadows, Latesha Clay and the Fight to Prioritize the Safety of Black and Brown Girls Led by Maheen Kaleem and Cherice Hopkins, Rights4Girls Wednesday Sept. 20 2pm EST Register: http://bit.ly/2xtz8kq
Online Webinar: Resistance and Repression: The Legal System and Constitutionally Protected Activity Led by Maggie Ellinger-Locke, Law4BlackLives Friday Sept. 22nd 2pm Register: http://bit.ly/2y9Uel2
you know the drill
ACA Repeal by Any Other Name…
…is just as terrible as previous Senate attempts to strip health care coverage from millions of people, defund Planned Parenthood clinics, end Medicaid as we know it, and take away health coverage that women need, including maternity care. In yet another desperate attempt to repeal the ACA, some Republican Senators are sprinting to ram this terrible bill through as quickly as they can before they lose their ability to pass it by party-line vote on September 30. We’ve stopped every other version of this heartlesss bill, so let’s make sure that this version – the so-called Graham-Cassidy version – goes down in flames like all of the others.
- Call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Women’s Convention in Detroit, we will reclaim our time
October 27-29, 2017
Congresswoman Maxine Waters spoke for women everywhere when she uttered the now-famous words, “reclaiming my time,” a simple, powerful declaration that she would not be silenced, ignored or disrespected.
Her words resonate beyond the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Women everywhere are tired of being interrupted, of being told to sit down, shut up and take up less space. That’s why we told the world to “hear our voice” in January. We declared boldly that we would not be idle in the face of injustice and inequity.
On October 27-29 at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, we will reclaim our time.
Our leadership, agency and determination are necessary to solve the challenges facing our world. At the Women’s Convention, we will gather to share knowledge, build skills, and prepare strategies for a fresh surge of civic engagement in 2018 and beyond.
We are thrilled to have Congresswoman Waters’ blessing for the official theme of the Women’s Convention. Reclaiming Our Time is an homage to women everywhere who take leadership in the face of adversity
It’s time to take our power back. See you in Detroit REGISTER NOW!!!
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