Category: Racial Justice

Lobby Room Wraps up with Victories

Post-Session Wrap

The Lobby Room wrapped up in early March after logging 796 contacts with our state legislators! Many thanks to all who participated. We had some notable successes including: enhancing abortion access, allocating funds for launching a Medicaid-like program for immigrants, and improving the working family … read more.

“On Juneteenth” Book Discussion

Please join Advocates for Women in reading “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The author, a Harvard professor and a Texas native, gives a personal and historic account of our country’s road to making Juneteenth a national holiday. You can learn … read more.

The Three Mothers – book discussion

The Three Mothers  by Anna Malaika Tubbs honors three women who helped shape their sons, each of which became a historically important black man in our country: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. The mothers and their influences have been overlooked in … read more.

“Finish the Fight” Film Discussion

Black, Indigenous, Chinese, and Latinx women fought hard to secure women’s right to vote just over 100 years ago. The film, “The Heroes of the Suffrage Movement | Finish the Fight” by the NY Times introduces us to tenacious women who were fighting for equality … read more.

The Lobby Room Returns – Info Party Jan. 18!

Many challenges await the 2021 state legislature’s 105-day budget session, which starts January 11. The budget deficit looms large. Pandemic restrictions will slow progress. So, we must inform our legislators about our priorities – early and often! 

Join our Legislative Action Zoom Party

Join us Monday, Jan … read more.