We’re already well on our way through September, but it’s still good to look back on months passed to reflect on the work we did, and take what we learned to apply to all of our ongoing and future projects!
August began right on the heels of the DNC, and with Voting Day in November getting ever-closer, it was more than fitting to start focusing our efforts on voter registration! We set up an Election Day Facebook page to share ours and others’ efforts to get as many people registered as possible. Voting rights are still under attack, and even with wonderfully innovative policies like text-message voter registration, there’s still so much work to be done. Follow our page to stay up-to-date on how YOU can help out with getting people registered!
We stayed busy as the month went on, attending community meetings with the Morehouse School of Medicine, and meeting with the Fort McPherson Local Development Authority. We went to a lunch put on by GABWA that focused on language access and immigration issues in the courtroom, and listened to talks from Jana J. Edmonson-Cooper and Pamela Peynado Stewart.
Towards the end of the month, we teamed up with our Georgia Equality cohort to host “Let’s CHAT: Combating HIV/AIDS Together!” at the Metropolitan Library. We had a lively round-table discussion and offered free testing courtesy of NAESM! I was also part of a CWA panel addressing the “leadership gap” of women in politics, spoke at a meeting held by GSU’s wonderful OUTLaw group, and celebrated Women’s Equality Day at the state capitol with some of my fellow representatives! Overall, it was a fantastic month, and I’m looking forward to much more as the year goes on… perhaps even some cooler weather!