Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Oct 30, 2017

By   Deb Schrishuhn for Donna, Mike F, Judy, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Amos, Dr Bill, and Bryan—your PDA National Team

From the Women’s Convention


We’re inspired and we hope to share our enthusiasm with you. This weekend, 4,000 determined and energized women cheered Keynote Speaker Rep. Maxine Waters as she announced, “We are Reclaiming Our Time.” That is the theme of the Inaugural Women’s Convention. Rep. Waters warned against attempts to divide the women’s resistance movement, called out the President for not respecting women, and urged women to stand up, speak out, and take power.

We agree, and we are working to elect more strong progressives to work with Rep. Waters. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) became one of the first national organizations to endorse and work for legislation to lift the arbitrary deadline from the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), we helped Nevadans ratify the ERA to bring the total additional states needed down to two, and we stand in solidarity with the principles and goals of the Women’s Convention as we demand equality for all.

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Organized by the founders of the Women’s March on January 21, 2017, the Inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit this past weekend featured over 60 speakers, and was an expression of solidarity and determination to be heard and to take back rights eroded by the repressive Trump-Pence regime. Women’s rights are human rights. That we should even have to make this declaration in 2017 is an affront to women everywhere. Nevertheless, we are on the front lines of resistance, and we are not retreating.

We support progressive candidates who bring a chorus of diverse voices to our political discourse. Will you help us today with an automatic monthly gift of any amount? Help us continue our efforts to expand human rights and curb the excesses of the wealthy oligarchs who are well on their way to taking over our country. Together, we can win. We can’t do anything without you.

In solidarity,

Deb Schrishuhn for Donna, Mike F, Judy, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Amos, Dr Bill, and Bryan—your PDA National Team

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