Why "Lead On Leave" Matters to Reproductive Justice Activism

In April of this year, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and White House senior advisor and Chair of White House Council on Women and Girls, Valerie Jarrett, announced the launch of their paid leave advocacy tour, "Lead On Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America." The goal for the tour was to promote and advocate for paid leave policies in work environments across the nation, and to educate the public on how these policies can positively affect our economy. The tour kicked off in the city of Seattle but soon made its way to Atlanta. There to address a room full of non-profit and for profit organizations, community leaders, employers and employees of various businesses in Atlanta were Mayor Kasim Reed and Valerie Jarrett. Jane Smith, the Executive Director of LEADS at Spelman College, joined the armchair conversation as the moderator.

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Georgia Coalition for The People’s Agenda, Women Engaged and the New Georgia Project Convene Social Justice Advocates, Elected Officials and Academics to Address the Intersection of Gender, Race and Voting

On the 95th anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, local nonprofits collaborate to have a multi-generational conversation about Black women and the democratic process.

ATLANTA, GA – This Wednesday, several nonprofit organizations, elected officials, and academics will gather to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, when some American women won the right to vote.  Though great strides have been made towards full equality for women, particularly Black women, there is still a long way to go; participating groups will use this public event as an opportunity to shed light on some of the largest, most pressing issues faced by Georgia women as voters and as advocates.

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Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM through October 31, 2020

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Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 07:00 AM

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  • If you requested an absentee ballot, you have to surrender it at the polling location. 
  • If you have not received your ballot, please let them know so you can vote, or ask for a provisional ballot. 
  • Check your polling location as it may have changed due to COVID19

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Women Engaged is seeking a talented leader to serve as Deputy Director and WE Vote. WE Rise! is seeking professional and outgoing individuals to conduct non-partisan voter engagement with a combination of phone and digital canvassing. READ MORE »

Voter Registration Deadline, Oct. 5th

The Voter Registration Deadline is rapidly approaching, Oct. 5th. Check your status today!  bit.ly/WEVote   READ MORE »

Seven Million Strong Initiative

Founding Executive Director Malika Redmond along with the entire WE team are very proud to be a part of the #7MillionStrong initiative of the Roddenberry Foundation.  Learn how our WE Vote. WE Rise! program continues to build young Black voter participation this year.  https://bit.ly/2WKDUFW READ MORE »
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