As we are engulfed in the hectic pace of the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to share the status of our many projects and campaigns with the UniteWomen.org community. We are going to need to really gather our focus in January and prepare to engage in several important women’s rights efforts in 2014.
I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for all of your hard work since February of 2012. The work we have done so far has created a great launching pad for that which lies ahead of us. Let’s remain motivated to enact change and continue this important work to assure that women’s rights move forward!
Mid-term election turnout is notoriously low, and we need to remedy that with intense education and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts. Our efforts will encompass voter registration, graphics and posts to be shared on our social media platforms that will educate the electorate about important issues and candidates (both state and federal), spreading information about the new voter laws and heavily participating in GOTV efforts.
We are developing a series of graphics to launch in January that will dramatically demonstrate the importance of every single vote. We will need your help to identify races and candidates to highlight in each state, and in finding local voter registration and GOTV efforts with which we can assist.
Unite Against Rape
In our continued effort to combat rape culture, Shannon Fisher will lead our Unite Against Rape effort where we will continue to work with RAINN and other victim advocacy organizations to raise awareness of a multitude of societal issues surrounding sexual violence – and to make a legislative impact to change the way laws treat victims and prosecute perpetrators of sexual assault. If you’d like to get involved with Unite Against Rape, email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue our work with the ERA Coalition. This Coalition is a great group of people and organizations who are working behind the scenes with legislators and legal teams to ensure the ratification of the ERA. Some are new to the effort; some fought for the ERA’s passage decades ago. Together, we are determined to make the passage of the ERA a reality.
Our Twitter team has grown; we now have people tweeting for every state. If you are interested in joining the twitter team to help with twitter content for your state, please email email@example.com
Serving Those In Need
We have already announced our commitment to reaching out into our communities and supporting women and children beginning with this holiday season. These are state level projects organized by Colleen Jousma who will help you organizing/implement efforts such as fundraising, donations of goods and volunteer hours in support of organizations/clinics for women and their children needing help.
Fighting The War On Women
We will not stop fighting, every single day, against the continued attacks on our rights through state and federal legislation. We need your help on the state level to connect and work with other organizations to let our collective voices be heard. We are not in this alone – and the more we all work together, the more success we will have in fighting the War on Women!
How You Can Help:
If you’d like to help with any of these projects, please join your state group:
District of Columbia: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenDC/
New Hampshire: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenNH/
New Jersey: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenNJ/
New York: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenNY/
North Carolina: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenNC/
New Mexico: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenNM/
North Dakota: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WOWND/
Rhode Island: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WOWRI/
South Carolina: http://www.facebook.com/groups/UniteWomenSC/
South Dakota: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WOWSD/
West Virginia: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WVWOW/
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