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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2019!
|Ruth Bader Ginsberg|
March 17, 2019 - This past week the
Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 23, the dangerous six-week abortion ban. The bill now goes to the Ohio House for consideration.
As expected this bill is continuing to move quickly. The first hearing in the Ohio is currently scheduled for Tuesday, March
Combined with the federal appeals court decision to uphold
the defunding of Planned Parenthood in Ohio, this has been a terrible week for women's rights and the provision of health care to women and families in our state.
CDWC thanks the Democratic
State Representatives and Senators who stood
strong for women and our absolute right
to make our own health care decisions.
We will not give up. We will not go back. The fight
Important information about the Equal Rights Amendment
If you saw
the Equal Rights Amendment documentary on MSNBC last weekend, you know it left out some important facts. The movement to ratify the ERA is gaining steam every day. In
fact, in the last two years, it has been ratified by a 36th and 37th state, Nevada and Illinois, and passage in a 38th is
well on its way.
The arbitrary deadline for the ERA has been extended
once before, and it can be extended again through a bill that has already been introduced in Congress. The states never voted
on the deadline, and there can be no time limit on the pursuit of equality and justice.
The fact is that opposition to the ERA has never been anywhere near as large as
those that support it. In state after state, the majority of the population has supported it, including right
now in Virginia, where 81% of the people want equality for women in the U.S. Constitution. It has only ever been a handful
of legislators, funded by special interests, standing in the way.
The Feminist Majority PAC supports feminist candidates for statewide
and state legislative offices. The organization focuses on a wide range of feminist issues, including women's healthcare and
reproductive rights, ending sexual violence against women, economic equity, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, collective bargaining,
immigration, gun control, CEDAW ratification, Equal Rights Amendment ratification, affirmative action, and environmental protection.
learn about the work of the Feminist Majority Equality PAC, click here.
Majority Political Action Committee · 1600 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209
The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus needs your new membership or membership renewal for the January 1-December 31, 2019 term.
(CDWC is on a calendar year dues cycle).
If you are not a paid member, please SIGN
If you are a member, and have not already done so, please RENEW your
membership for 2019!
Please JOIN or RENEW TODAY.
You can click here for our membership page, where you can pay online or download a form to mail.
The Ohio Supreme
Court, Bar Association, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and others have joined together for "Judicial Votes
Count" (JVC) an online website with information on candidates for judge across the state and with educational
information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at www.judicialvotescount.org.
of Women Voters online voter's guide, VOTE411.org, is where you can find essential information that includes voter guides, absentee ballot and early
voting information, biographical information about candidates, and both upcoming candidate forums and videos of forums.
UP THE PRESSURE (just because)!
Please continue to make phone
calls, especially to both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown [Washington,
DC, 202-224-2315; Cleveland, 216-522-7272; Columbus, 888-896-OHIO (6446)] and Rob
Portman [Washington, DC, 292-224-3353; Cleveland, 216-522-7095; Columbus, 614-469-7747]. Make sure they know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.
Looking for meetings, marches, rallies, or other action near you
and around Ohio?
ProgressOhio's Progressive Action Calendar
Find it here: https://oh.progressnow.org/okbkup/actioncalendar/
35 E. Gay Street, Ste. 404, Columbus,
Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process
by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.