Georgia Federation of Democratic Women joined planned marches on Saturday, January 19 and Monday, January 21, 2019 around the state in local communities to march in solidarity and heighten the need for change and dissatisfaction in government operations and legislation.
Over the 3-day weekend we participated in several political activities – for most these activities included the Women’s March and/or perhaps celebrations of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whichever occasion encouraged you to go out into community with others, we ask that you keep on your minds and hearts the families impacted by the longest Government Shutdown in history. Many of these men and women have been furloughed and/or working without pay. Some may go permanently without.
Georgia Federation of Democratic Women (GFDW) would like to thank you for your ongoing support because without you we would not have achieved success in this “Year of the Woman”.
As Democrats, we share common values that support our families, our communities, and our state on issues that matter most to women. We continue to support our Democratic leaders that work to advance progress for women and families.
No one said it would be easy or that the solution would be a one-size-fit-all approach. Instead, they said we need the women to help push and lead the ‘get out to vote’ efforts statewide. GFDW partnered with the Coordinated Campaign and embraced the RACE TO REPRESENTATION as we worked to change leadership in Georgia, change the way we do business, and change the way we legislate for the people, by the people.
With (98) women on the ballot statewide in November, it was the RACE TO REPRESENTATION and we are proud of all the Democratic candidates and nominees. We continue to encourage and support women that seek leadership in elected and appointed positions across the state.
The only thing constant is change! Change in our leadership, change in legislation, and change in equality! Our equality is at stake as well as our voter’s rights. You want and need a fair and equitable way to vote. Continue to look for Georgia Federation of Democratic Women in the upcoming year as we strive to continue to have a voice and work to turn Georgia blue!
While 2018 was exciting, 2019 will be a time to work locally in municipal elections, organize, and strategize for the 2020 Census, re-districting, and the 2020 Presidential Election. I invite you to stand, make a difference, and continue the momentum going as we turn Georgia a deep dark blue!
Carlotta Harris Harrell, President
Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
Join our Committees where we research legislative priorities, and create one sheet documents and messaging points on issues relevant to women, children and families. We create campaigns to advocate for or against good and not so good legislation and educate Georgia’s voters at local levels about candidates and issues on the ballot and their impact. If you are interested in joining a committee to lend your expertise or to lend a hand because you are passionate about an issue, contact the following person for committee meeting information. The work we do now will help turn Georgia blue!
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