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
Connie Priebe from the Bois Forte Band of the Chippewa Tribe Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections.Read More
Ellen Longfellow, Civil Rights Attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections.Read More
Irma L'Escala, a Minnesota Care Voter Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections.Read More
Kabo Yang, Minnesota Women's Consortium Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections. My name is Kabo Yang. I am working with Women's Consortium working to advance gender justice for all women In Minnesota. The reason I vote is because it is my power.Read More
Tiffini Flynn Forslund from Frogtown neighborhood of St Paul Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections.Read More
I am Reverend Nancy Nord Bence. I am the executive director of Protect MN , the independent state based gun violence organization. They want to know why I vote. I vote because if we don’t vote then everything we do to try affect change; all the letters we write, the people we organize, all the trainings we hold and the protests we sponsor, none of that will do any good if we can’t change the people who are currently running Washington and Minnesota. ..Read More
Voting is key, but it’s not all there is to the election process. You can get involved in a lot of ways:Read More
As citizens of the United States we are members of a Democracy, which by definition is a government For the People – By the People. Therefore, the rules that shape our lives are created by US…OR…by those who show up. In this country, even if you don’t physically vote…you are still voting for something.Read More