Saturday, September 1, 2012
NANCY & DENNIS: POLITICAL ACTIVITY ON BEHALF OF WOMEN
Nancy and I are active in a local feminist group that always campaigns for women. We not only support campaigns but encourage women to step forward as candidates and run for office. We have had numerous successes over the years with local and regional campaigns. Our most recent success was in mobilizing women to elect a female majority to both our school board and town council; after the next election this majority is expected to grow to an all woman membership as well as a woman mayor. How did we do this? By mobilizing women to come out and vote for change by electing women and by these women 'suggesting' that their men support the slate of female candidates, too.
There is a saying regarding the initiation of political change, 'think globally; act locally'. By electing women to local office we drive positive change and lay a foundation for women and their matriarchal values to attain higher office.