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Join EW4H at Stonewall Inn: Support Kristen Browde for Town Supervisor in Chappaqua

When: Wednesday, June 28 6:30 - 9:00

Where: Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

Carol Evans, co-founder of EW4H, is supporting Kristen Browde for Town Supervisor in Chappaqua, NY. Currently, the Town Supervisor in Hillary's hometown is Republican, and it's time to do something about it.

Kristen will make history in November if we support her. She is the first transgender candidate endorsed by a major party to ever run in New York State. Help a great candidate and EW4H and attend a fundraiser for Kristen at the historic Stonewall Inn:

"Winning won't be easy--it rarely is against an entrenched incumbent. But with your support we can equip Kristen with the campaign tools she needs. So come and meet Kristen! If you can't attend please purchase a ticket for someone else to attend, or make a donation. I look forward to seeing many of our EW4Her members at this great event!!" - Carol Evans, EW4H co-founder
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5 Steps for Women’s Equality

EW4Her’s declared mission is to elect progressive women candidates, wherever possible, at the state and national levels around the country.

New research by Jennifer Lawless of American University shows that – finally – women running for state and Congressional office are as likely to win as men. Lawless speculates that party trumps gender now, with voters more likely to vote for a woman than cross party lines. When women throw their support behind women candidates, they have a very good chance of winning at the state and federal levels. And the result matters to us: when women executives and business owners support and elect women candidates, we can get our issues on the public policy table. We need people who reflect us sitting at that table. Here are 5 steps you can take right now that will propel our progress as women:

  1. Find women to run. Ask someone you know to run, and ask at least three times. Research shows that women need to be asked to run -- and then encouraged. Research by Lawless also shows that candidates for local and Congressional office don’t face the level of sexism they once did or that Hillary faced during the presidential run, and that unless the candidate makes her gender central to her run, sexism doesn’t gain traction.

  2. Discuss policies with women candidates that you want to see enacted. They will be writing legislation, so push for what matters to working women and working mothers: paid family leave, equal pay, affordable child care, the Equal Rights Amendment.

  3. Support a woman candidate with your time. Join her campaign, talk her up with your network and recruit others to work for her. Women listen to their friends when it comes to choosing for whom they will vote, so take the initiative and get out the word about women candidates who will support what you need to succeed and thrive.

  4. Support a woman candidate with a contribution. Women write smaller checks to candidates than men, so make it a generous one!

  5. Get out and knock on doors for women candidates. Canvassing is actually fun and a lot easier than you think. So if you are remotely a people-person, volunteer for a local or state race now, and for Congressional races in 2018. Volunteer to make calls for her. Remember that get-out-the-vote matters because elections in some districts have been won by as few as five votes. Every vote matters!

With women currently at under 20% of our Congress and under a quarter of state house seats, it’s up to us as women to step up and fight for an equal voice. Betty Spence, Ph.D. Co-founder, EW4Her      

Georgia on My Mind: Come Help Jon Ossoff Flip the 6th in June!

Ossoff’s campaign is looking for volunteers willing to travel to Georgia starting the weekend of May 27-28 and continuing through the crucial GOTV period (June 15-20) to help #Flipthe6th. We invite and encourage EW4H members to travel to Georgia to help out on this critical race. Although the most help will be needed for the final GOTV push, June 15 through 20, the campaign will welcome volunteers on weekends starting May 27 & 28. The campaign will provide housing and reimbursement for gas. There may also be bus transportation from various cities for the final GOTV push. We are waiting for further details from the campaign on housing and transportation. And, if you cannot travel, there will be other ways to help, like phone banking or fundraising. Contact us here if you have interest: execwomen4her@gmail.com Ossoff is a strong supporter of womens rights and in his victory speech, credited women for his strong results. Garnering 48.1% of the primary vote, Ossoff now faces a tough run-off race on June 20, 2017 against his Trump-supported opponent, Karen Handel. Handel received only about 20% of the vote in the primary, but is expected to get many votes which went to several other Republicans who lost in the primary. Last month, EW4H members Rita Tendolkar and Alexandra Lowe were a part of a group of out-of-state volunteers who travelled to Georgia’s 6th Congressional district to help Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff clinch a big victory in the April 18th primary.The victory in the primary is an important achievement for Democrats, because Georgia 6th has been held by Republicans (Newt Gingrich, then Tom Price) for almost 40 years.
  1. Here’s a taste of what they experienced: Jon Ossoff came in person to our staging area to meet with and speak to the volunteers.
  2. The local Democrats are fired up and have turned out in record numbers to volunteer for Ossoff (for every one volunteer coming into the state, there are 10 local volunteers).
  3. The campaign took good care of us, providing transportation, food and housing.
  4. The voters in this suburban Atlanta district are, by and large, well-educated, professional and upper/upper-middle class. Many of the homes, situated on lakes and golf courses, are stunningly beautiful and rival the most upscale neighborhoods in the Northeast (though much more affordable, we heard!).
  5. Voters frequently thanked us for coming to their door and told us how grateful they were for our help.
  6. The outpouring of energy and enthusiasm from the local volunteers and from those who travelled from out-of-state was incredibly inspiring. We met people of all ages – ranging from college students to retirees in their late 70’s – who were unstinting in their willingness to do whatever it took to turn this district from red to blue!
Please contact us here with your interest: execwomen4her@gmail.com

Thanking Hillary

Our hearts still belong to Hillary – and we sent them to her in a hardbound book. For over two years, our national coalition Executive Women for Hillary, fought her fights by converting doubtful voters to the cause; attending fund-raisers; knocking doors in every primary; holding salons, trainings, and debate watch parties; and then invading every purple state to put her over the top.

And we almost did.

After that shocking election -- once the pain of the emotional body blows began to recede – and after we had reconstituted ourselves as Executive Women for Her – we did the right thing: We planned a thank you to our courageous candidate for making that historic run for the White House. It would consist of our most heartfelt memories of being at her side and on her side, with personal letters and photographs of the joyous and hopeful times we spent together. Memories we will always hold dear and that we wanted Hillary to have as well.

Now that book is in her hands. But it’s right here, as well, for anyone who wants to review the remarkable journey that took us out of our usual carefully plotted lives into a great adventure that belongs to history now.

Download this precious book, which we titled WE’RE STILL WITH HER! As you read and look and remember, please send mental thanks to Theresa Strickland, our talented California member, who designed this beautiful book and brought it to life. It’s our concrete expression of admiration and appreciation to a great woman, from all of us who cared so much.