Weekly Rundown: Oct. 22

Stay up-to-speed on all things Women’s March Minnesota! Get the rundown on the most topics of the week on social media, as well as how we’ve been active in the community and future opportunities to show up.

SHEroes

Kittie Weston-Knuaer, the oldest female BMX racer in the U.S. (she’s 69)

These #SHEroes are here to empower your day!

#MeToo

Break the Silence Day: to preserve and honor the truth spoken through #MeToo

Several of us at Women’s March Minnesota were among those who spoke up. Here are some of our stories.

"Silence is complicity" — Watch Joe Biden blast Harvey Weinstein and the toxic culture that enabled him.

Recovery in Puerto Rico

It feels surreal being a Puerto Rican in the United States these days.

We applaud U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress, for her bold stance for the people of Puerto Rico.

Immigration

Trump’s third Muslim ban blocked

Our hearts go out to our Somali friends and neighbors across the state as they deal with the terrible news of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Healthcare/Reproductive Rights

Contraceptive access has been proven to reduce abortion rates. So what is this fight about, really? Thanks Sophia Bush for laying it out so clearly. #HandsOffMyBC

Keep your hands off our birth control!

The sign-up period for affordable healthcare starts on Nov 3rd – just 3 weeks away! 

EPA/Envionment

As EPA Chief Scott Pruitt announces the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, we thank Governor Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith for their leadership on sound environmental policy

Upcoming Partner Galas

Opportunities to Show Up

Monday, Oct. 23:

Thursday, Oct. 26:

Fundraiser for World Central Kitchen Puerto Rico, Minneapolis

Oct. 27 -29: The Women's Convention, hosted by Women's March, Detroit, MI

Saturday, Oct. 28:

Nov. 1-15: Hold the Line for Line 3 Hearings, St Paul

Thursday, Nov. 2: The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy, St Paul

Nov. 3-5: 3rd Women's Congress, Brooklyn Center

Saturday, November 4: Learn What You're Worth, Brooklyn Center