Thurs. Mar 8th: Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrate the women and girls in your life, today and always.
People around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, an annual March 8 observance — countries from Kyrgyzstan to Cambodia will officially honor women’s rights and achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres. The day has been designated as an official United Nations observance since 1975, which was International Women’s Year, and is a national holiday in many parts of the world. But the day’s origins go much further back than 1975. International Women’s Day can be traced back to New York City in February 1908, when thousands of women who were garment workers went on strike and marched through the city to protest against their working conditions.
Mar. 24th March for Our Lives – (Eugene Student Voices from their Facebook page:) Please note the time change for the student-led March for Our Lives event. We will begin to gather at 11am (instead of 10am) at Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse. We are making this change due to numerous requests from locals and others throughout the state who want to make the drive to Eugene to march.
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An Infrastructure Plan was unveiled by the minority Democratic Congress on March 7th: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-to-unveil-1-trillion-infrastructure-plan-seek-reversal-of-gop-tax-cuts-to-finance-it/2018/03/07/0de718f6-21c8-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html
Communities opposed to offshore drilling have been responding with public comments since January, and that comment period ends on Friday! Hundreds of localities have already come out in opposition to the plan, as it puts so many coastal communities at risk of a devastating oil spill.
A group of Dreamers, recipients of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status that allow undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children to remain, marched 250 miles from New York City to Washington, DC to push members of Congress to restore DACA.
Protect Our Elections. March 7th, numerous Democratic senators and representatives spoke out about the threats facing our election systems, particularly from Russia. Read how each state fares in election security in this new, comprehensive report. Then, demand Congress provide funding in this month’s omnibus spending package to invest in the security of America’s election systems before the 2018 midterm elections.
For Women’s History Month: In 1936, during FDR’s blue wave, Oregon elected our first woman to federal office: Nan Wood Honeyman. Congresswoman Honeyman was a fighter for working class Oregonians–and she won her seat by activating grassroots voters.
On Tuesday, the trial of the lawsuit by the League of Women Voters against Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, began in a Wichita courtroom. The League has sued to block the state’s law, drafted by Kobach, requiring all new voters to show proof of citizenship. Kobach’s law has blocked an astonishing 1 in 7 new registrants from voting in the state because they did not satisfy his citizenship paperwork requirement. The ACLU, which represents the League, has sent in its top litigators, led by its voting rights director Dale Ho, because of the nationwide implications of the case. If Kobach’s law is upheld and spreads to other states, just over one million Americans could lose their right to vote by 2020.
Democratic Party has flipped 39 seats up and down the ballot in special elections since Trump’s election!
Soon, in primaries, voters in every state will choose the candidates who’ll be our elected officials.
If we put in the work (from endorsements to voter registration to getting out the vote) we won’t just win, we will elect Indivisible endorsed candidates all across the country in November. Join us!
Indivisible VOICES Women’s March 2018
Check out our Women’s March for Action Podcasts January 2018 on our New YouTube channel:
“indivisible VOICES Podcasts” thanks to Kate Baker!
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