Hello to all!
As we wrap up the month, there’s still plenty of time to look back at all we did in September, and to consider what it means for us going forward.
September began with a bang as we paraded through the streets during the Atlanta Black Pride Weekend! Thanks again to all of our friends and partners who joined us on the float, at Piedmont Park, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Phillips Rush Center for our fundraiser.
We stayed busy both during and after the festivities, attending the Georgia State Legislature New Member Luncheon, where I got to chat with my new colleagues and coworkers. On Labor Day, we met with the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council to discuss the ongoing struggle for fair pay, family leave, and good benefits. We also went to a Georgia Students for Hillary Clinton house party hosted by the wonderful people at Millennials for Hillary, and visited the Atlanta History Center for a Listening Party with the Family Equality Council.
In the middle of the month, we traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the We Won’t Wait summit, where we met with more than 1,200 other women to discuss and organize around issues facing women of color in our political system. We also met up with Advocates for Youth, a coalition fighting for young people’s rights to quality sexual education.
Finally, towards the end of the month, we paid a visit to both Wesleyan College and to Clemson University, where I was invited to speak at “Women in Politics: A Place at the Table,” alongside South Carolina Representative Jenny Horne!
September was a fantastic reminder of the joys of coalition-building – we wouldn’t be where we are now without the support of our allies and friends, and our work is made all the more rewarding the more we hear others’ stories, and engage in conversation with them. October certainly had its fair share of stories as well, so be sure to come back to this page in a few weeks’ time to get the update!