Vigil for Stephon Clark

Sisters,

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin King Luther Jr.’s Assassination, Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, starting at 6:30pm, Justice League New York and other allying organizations will hold a solidarity action in Union Square.

A vigil will be held to honor and uplift Martin King Luther King Jr., Stephon Clark and many others who were all victims of gun assassinations. We hope all New Yorkers, including the many who have lost loved ones to gun violence will attend. Join the conversation on social media with #StolenDreams and #MLK50.

DWC will gather at 6:15pm on the northeast corner of Park Ave S and 17th Street, at the northeast side of Union Square Park. Please RSVP here.

In solidarity, 
DWC

More information here.

We Are Marching!

Hello Sisters,

Come march with us! 

We will meet at the fountain at Lincoln Center, between 10-10:30 AM on Saturday, January 20. We will leave for the rally entrance at 64th and Central Park West promptly at 10:30.

Let us know if you can join us!  Friends and family welcome!

See you Saturday!

DWC

•• REMINDERS FOR ATTENDING ANY PROTEST RALLY, HOWEVER SMALL •• 

Your personal safety is paramount.
For this reason, when attending any rally, it’s wise never to go alone. Bring as little as possible: photo ID,small amount of cash, credit card, fully charged cell phone, and 2-3 emergency contacts written on paper in case your phone is lost. Leave your bag at home. 

womens-march-on-nyc-map.jpg

DWC supports Calina Rivera!

Sisters —

Downtown Women for Change proudly endorses Carlina Rivera,
a pro-choice progressive Democrat candidate for City Council in District 2.

Carlina is a lifelong resident of the Lower East Side who has been active in community issues since she was a teenager. She has been an organizer at the tenant organization GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side), served on the East Village’s Community Board 3, and was legislative director for City Councilmember Rosie Mendez, who currently represents District 2.

She is dedicated to making our streets safer and our transit system better by improving pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. She supports rezoning for the area south of the proposed “tech hub” on E. 14th Street and the Small Business Jobs Survival Act.
The dozens of endorsements she has already received—from publications, politicians, unions, advocacy organizations, Democratic clubs, and individual leaders— indicate the strong working relationships she has established over many years.

You can learn more about Carlina here.

Why is this race important? 
Right now there are only 13 women in the 51-member City Council, and that number could DROP due to term limits. We NEED candidates like Carlina Rivera in New York City. We NEED to be active at the local level and to GET OUT THE VOTE in just two weeks (Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day) to protect women and all of us in New York City.

In solidarity & hope, 
Elinor Nauen, co-chair, DWC Political Action Team

Watch this film, STOP IDC!

Sisters,

One of the most urgent problems in New York politics right now is the Independent Democratic Conference - the IDC.

The IDC is a corrupt group of eight New York State Senators elected as Democrats, who have aligned themselves with Republicans in exchange for perks and personal power, handing majority control of the Senate to Republicans. New York should be leading the fight against Trump.
But the IDC blocks any significant progressive legislation from even reaching the Senate floor - at the expense of New Yorkers who did not know they were voting fake Democrats into office.

Our colleagues at The Creative Resistance, a group of New York writers, designers, art directors and film producers, have created  “Lulu Land,” with
Edie Falco in voiceover that explains who the IDC are, who’s paying them,
and how we can vote the IDC out and turn New York State back from red to blue!

Please watch, share, and donate !

Link: https://www.thecreativeresistance.us/lulu-land
 

Spanish Language video & information:   
Facebook
Twitter
 
Creative Resistance Website
YouTube
Spanish sample email

NY19 Votes FALL CANVASS

NY19 Votes FALL CANVASS throughout US Congressional district NYDistrict19 (Hudson Valley & Catskills):Sunday, September 24, 1-6 pm

NY19 Votes has been training canvass volunteers across the district, including people who live in the city.  There have been three canvasses thus far in 2017, and another one is coming up on Sunday, September 24, 1:00-6:00 (https://www.ny19votes.com/).

NYS WOMENS HEALTH CARE BILL NOW !

NYS WOMENS HEALTH CARE BILL NOW !

• The President and his Congressional cronies aren’t nearly done slashing health care protections, and are especially vicious when aiming at women’s health care.

• We have a big fight ahead for that, but right now, we have BARELY 3 WEEKS to focus on NYS.
Even though the NYS Senate technically has a Democratic majority,
8 of those so-called “Democrats” are actually “Independent Democrats”
voting as Republicans.
We cannot take a single vote for granted, and must work to get this bill
passed NOW.

 

• Our state legislature session ends on June 21, so we have to act quickly
to pressure them into passing the NYS Reproductive Health Act.

The people behind rallyandrise.org have come up with some wonderful
and easy-to-use info, including a calendar for phone calls and suggested scripts.
Download their colorful calendar and find more links below.
In fact, we recommend browsing their entire site - it's clear, concise and
ever so helpful.


Click to go to their calendar page:

 

• FAQ
• Calendar
• Target list            
• Find my Senator              
• Mailing list and downloadable postcards