Please help us get our grassroots multiracial delegation of women and men from across the country to this critical gathering.
Meeting to share strategies and experiences with other grassroots organizers will strengthen us all in demanding that society prioritize the care of people and the planet, and end poverty and war.
A multi-racial group of about 60 people gathered at the Germantown Friends School for a forum on solitary confinement on September 21. The crowd included Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs), family members with loved ones inside, the religious community, students, and women’s, prisoner rights, civil rights, disability rights, peace and justice groups (see list of groups represented at the end). The speakers were excellent and much of the audience participated in the lively discussion.
One victory of the 9-week California prisoners’ hunger strike was the commitment of California Senate and Assembly Chairs of Public Safety Loni Hancock and Tom Ammiano to convene a series of hearings in response to the strikers’ demands. The first of these historic and powerful hearings was held yesterday in Sacramento. Below is the statement to the hearing from the Global Women’s Strike, Women of Color/GWS and US PROStitutes Collective.
Actor/Activist Danny Glover with Nancy Carroll, Carolyn Hill and Pat Albright representing Global Women's Strike and Every Mother is a Working Mother Network at the 10th Anniversary of Witness to Innocence Project in Philadelphia on Oct 9. Mr Glover signed Carolyn Hill's petition to the Dept of Human Services to have her nieces returned to her care.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published our Letter to the Editor in response to the news that 80% of caregivers applying for cash assistance in Pennsylvania are being denied because of new job-search requirements. We encourage you to write letters of your own, and to help publicize the federal Rise Out of Poverty (RISE) Act.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Great article in The Guardian: Sex workers need support – but not from the 'hands off my whore' brigade
More Guardian articles
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Other countries we work with (so far...)
Haiti Mon 2nd Dec 13
Haiti Thu 21st Nov 13
Guyana Tue 5th Nov 13
UK Wed 23rd Oct 13
USA Sat 19th Oct 13
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