In case you don’t think letter writing makes a difference, here is an excerpt from a note from a letter recipient to one of our volunteers…
” I want to let you know I have been bombarded with political mail, fliers, advertisements, commercials to the point where I cannot stand it. HOWEVER, your taking the time and effort to write a personal note has impressed and touched me. You are making a difference. I’ve read and reread your note. Thank you for taking that effort…..
“Sorry, I’ve gotten way off track. But, like you, I am passionate. I will vote. Have no fear of that. Not only do I thank you for writing your wonderful note, but I also want to thank you for alerting me to NCWM which is an organization that has a real appeal to me.
Thank you for caring enough to do what you do. Bad things happen when good people do nothing.”
If you haven’t already, please VOLUNTEER and make a difference. Time is short. Volunteer now.
SEPTEMBER 2ND THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2014
ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO GET OUT AND VOTE IS THROUGH HAND WRITTEN LETTERS.
NC WOMEN MATTER WILL ONCE AGAIN COORDINATE A STATEWIDE LETTERWRITING CAMPAIGN SHARING WITH WOMEN WHAT IS AT STAKE IN THE UP COMING ELECTION AND URGING THEM TO VOTE.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT EFFORT.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A TOOL KIT WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDING THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF WOMEN IN YOUR REGION TO WHOM YOU CAN SEND LETTERS
BETTER YET, BRING A GROUP OF WOMEN TOGETHER AND HAVE A LETTERWRITING PARTY IN YOUR HOME OR FAVORITE MEETING PLACE.
The only thing we cannot do is nothing!
VOLUNTEER TO LETTER WRITE
The plans are coming together for Bennett III: Issues and Actions on July 26 in Greensboro. Before you come, it would be great if you could give some thought to 3 topics that we will explore at the conference.
1) What would a truly comprehensive, progressive women’s movement in North Carolina look like and what steps do you think can be taken to get us there?
2) What resources does my organization have that would be helpful in educating women and getting out the female vote this mid-term election in November?
3) What kinds of strategies or tactics have you participated in or seen work to engage women and get them to vote?
The day will start with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30. The program will start at 9:00 sharp and conclude no later than 4:30. There will be a table set for you to bring materials from your organization that you want to share. Also, if you have a book or two that you think others may be interested in reading, bring that along as well.
The program will emphasize making the connection between the economy and critical women’s issues. It will focus on how we can work together to build collaborative efforts in our own communities to educate women and get out the female vote in November.
The day promises to be fast-paced and open enough to connect with new people and network with other dynamic and committed women.
To see the complete program agenda click here.
If you have not yet registered, click here.
For a map of the location, click here.
A CONFERENCE TO BRING NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TOGETHER TO:
- LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW A COMMON SENSE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ECONOMY LINKS TO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT ISSUES FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES,
- BE TRAINED IN THE STRATEGIES AND TACTICS THAT WORK TO ENGAGE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, AND;
- NETWORK WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS TO BUILD LOCAL AND REGIONAL COLLABORATIONS TO MAXIMIZE ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT.
BENNETT III WILL BE AN IMPORTANT STEP IN BUILDING A PROGRESSIVE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 – 4:30 at the Bennett College, Global Learning Center 521 Gorrell Street Greensboro, NC 27401
Lunch is included and there is no charge.
Click here for the agenda
On Friday, June 6, Alexandra Sirota, Director of the Budget and Tax Center, a part of the NC Justice Center, Ann McColl, General Counsel for the North Carolina Association of Educators and Marge Foreman, lobbyist for NCAE, discussed the education issues being considered by the NC General Assembly.
You’ve got three ways to listen to the call. For all of these you probably want to skip the first 3 minutes and 30 seconds, a recording of the participants gathering.
- Download the call to your MP3 player via link to recording
- Listen to the call on your computer (if your browser supports this):
(Click in the progress bar to move the current listening point)
- Use your telephone to hear the recording by calling 1-626-677-3003 (long distance) access code 479858 (playback controls)
Again, feel free to skip the first 3 minutes 30 seconds of the call to get to the official starting point.
The recordings will be available until July 5 or contact us for access to audio archives.
Watch our newsletter for updates about NC Women Matter Conference Calls every other Friday through the short session.