Action Report: January 30 Women's State of the Union at the National Press Club

People's Action helped organize the Women's State of the Union event at the National Press Club Jan. 30, countering the SOTU by Pres. Trump. At the invitation of People's Action, Brandy Brooks organized a contingent from Progressive Maryland.

Claire Miller from Take Action Anne Arundel County and Chrissy Holt, State Senate District 30 candidate in Anne Arundel, joined in attending this landmark event with Progressive Maryland organizers.


 

 

/PM BlogSpace Report/ People's Action helped organize the Women's State of the Union event at the National Press Club. At the invitation of People's Action, Brandy Brooks organized a contingent from Progressive Maryland.

Claire Miller from Take Action Anne Arundel County and Chrissy Holt, State Senate District 30 candidate in Anne Arundel, joined in attending this landmark event with Progressive Maryland organizers.

While there were many notable women leaders from social movements, Black Lives Matter and #Me Too, and from the U.S. Congress, Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) were the most inspirational speakers, the women who are leading change in their communities. 

People's Action organizers Chelsea White with Down Home North Carolina and Ruth Anna Buffalo, Native American Organizer and public health advocate, were truly inspiring. Chelsea is from Appalachia and is committed to stay in her community and fight for economic change. Ruth Anna Buffalo turned a tragedy of losing her sister on a dangerously narrow road into a community victory when she fought successfully to get the road widened. Her activism has motivated her to run for political office.

Each woman who spoke ended their speech with commentary about the state of our union and their commitment in 2018. You can watch the full video here.

Take Action Anne Arundel County is committed to making positive change in the county through our work on local elections at the county level and our work on legislative issues we care about at the state and local level. What's your commitment in 2018?


Action report coordinated by Claire Miller of Take Action Anne Arundel County, the progressive Maryland Chapter in AAC.