by Carol Anderson | June 19, 2012
LOS ANGELES — As 56 percent of AFSCME’s membership, the women of AFSCME are a powerful political force who can make the difference in elections in their cities and states, and return Pres. Barack Obama to the White House in November.
During AFSCME’s 40th International Convention, the National Women’s Advisory Committee is challenging AFSCME women to host a house party, a union party, or a coffee get-together to activate women from now until the November election. At these events, we can encourage women to participate in the 2012 election by conducting voter registration drives, educating voters about the issues, and participating in phone banks, labor walks, member-to-member campaigns, and GOTV.
Delegates can stop by the National Women’s Advisory Committee booth, located on the first floor of the LACC, to sign up for an AFSCME Women for Obama house party packet. Women have the power to ensure we elect candidates who support working families.
Sisters Stepping Up!
How did you step up the leadership ladder in AFSCME? How can other sisters do it? The National Women’s Advisory Committee has launched Sisters Stepping Up! The campaign is an opportunity to talk with and be interviewed by an AFSCME sister this week to hear about her leadership journey in the union and her ideas about future women’s leadership development in AFSCME.
Sisters Stepping Up! is a one-on-one interview and the information gathered will be used to strengthen women’s leadership capabilities, enhance women’s leadership development training, and increase the number of women in leadership roles. It will help as we develop the Women’s Leadership Academy, a new program slated for launch in 2013.
Convention attendees can drop by the National Women’s Advisory Committee booth to pick up an interview form. Completed forms may be returned to the NWAC booth daily.