Two years ago we woke up to an election that seemed unbelievable. The popular vote was ignored, and our first woman Presidential candidate - who had been ridiculed, mocked and demeaned - was not the new President. We, like many of you, were alternately heartbroken,, shocked, nervous, and grieving. Racism, misogyny, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, and the like was sitting in the oval office and seemed to be on the rise. We vowed to not be silent and instead took to the streets. Over the last two years, women found or reclaimed their voice and their power! We stepped up, spoke up, took action, ran for office and supported candidates we believed in.Read More
THANK YOU for everything you have done to help GOTV and make these elections a success.
Every call you've made, every card you've written, every door you've knocked, every dollar you've donated, every conversation you've had, every post, every text, every tweet you've sent to encourage people to vote, to support candidates you know will do the right thing, to make sure every voice is heard. THANK YOU!Read More
KaYing. Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections.Read More
Venus DeMars reflects on the Kavanaugh nomination and the importance of voting.Read More
Saludes MI Nombre is Maria Isa. Hi my name is Maria Isa. I want to tell you to vote. Todos Los Latinos (all Latinos), toda la gente en general (generally everyone should) vote. Make sure you do. It's very important.Read More
Mary Magnuson & Marta Carrigan from Iron Range Maidens Roller Derby. Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections.Read More
There are some really innovative ideas coming out of these elections aimed at helping voters get to the polls to vote on November 6th.Read More
On October 29th, close to two thousand people, from all faiths and non-believers, came together to honor and mourn the lives that were lost at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh at the hands of a hate-filled gunman. Those of us who were in the main sanctuary watched in wonder at the ever growing crowd-unaware of all of those in overflow rooms and out on the streets surrounding Mount Zion Temple who felt compelled to join this community of love. For all of the fear and hate that events of the last week have wrought upon our country, in this sacred space we were reminded of what America looks like and what we stand for- togetherness, peace, hope and a determination to end the hate and violence.Read More
Minnesota, it's time to march again! We're bringing a #WomensWave to St. Paul on January 19, 2019. Join us!Read More
On Thursday the world watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Judiciary Committee. As her testimony began, I sat in my car and felt the anger, disappointment and sadness consume every fiber of my being. I refused to allow those emotions to render me motionless, I opened my car door and walked up to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office. I stood there and watched as a steady stream of our sisters, brothers and gender non-identifying siblings flooded the sidewalk with signs that read “I believe Christine,” “Believe Women,” “I Believe Anita,” “Kava-Nope.”Read More
Getting Out The Vote is one of our most important tasks between now and November 6 - and this event will support getting as many people to the polls as possible! Plus, the laughter, the smiles, and the FUN is something we all need right now.Read More
"Senator Collins, we call on you to publicly commit to voting against Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation and to strongly encourage your colleagues to do the same. Reproductive freedom – which ensures dignity, equality, and self-determination for women – is on the line."Read More
In 2016, Emily's list got 920 enquiries from women about running for office. In 2018 they got 40,000!
This November, as many as 30 to 40 new female candidates could be elected to the House, making a record-breaking total of 100 women Representatives.
This is fabulous news!
Is there anything more that you can do to support women candidates running for office?
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The last time I did any phone banking was in 1989 and I was a paid telemarketer for Rudy Boschwitz. I hated every minute of calling people during dinner and asking them to fund a campaign during a non-election year. Times change!Read More
Over the last few months WMM has held or supported multiple postcard writing events and sent over 2500 postcards to stop Kavanaugh’s appointment. This weekend we held one more.Read More
Now you know which candidates are running, take some time to work out who stands for the things that are important to you. Check their websites, do a google news search on them, and also look at what advocacy groups who care about the issues that are important to you say about them.Read More
To vote in Minnesota you must be: a US citizen; at least 18 years old on Election day; a resident of Minnesota for 20 days; have finished with all parts of any felony sentence.Read More