Women in Politics

Thank You, Nancy Pelosi

untitled_design__45__720.jpg

Your DGB for today is to send a postcard or thank you note to House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi has been getting shit done in DC since the early 80s and right wingers absolutely hate her for it. She has been called every name in the book, like most women in power, and continues to hold her head high and get the work done. Recently, she has even been able to get Trump to do what she wants to do. She is currently working on a DACA bill, that doesn’t include funding for the archaic wall. And a little over a week ago, in a move that stunned republicans, Pelosi and Schumer struck a budget deal with Trump.

We want you to send your love to Pelosi. Who doesn’t love to get thanks for doing the hard work? Print up one of DGB’s postcards, or write her a thank you note and tell her how much you appreciate what she is doing.

 

Her mailing address is:

233 Cannon H.O.B.

Washington, DC 20515

 

We’re Team Stacey Abrams

Your DGB for today is to check out Stacey Abrams, fall as in love with her as we have, and support her in any way that you can.

Stacey Abrams is a serious breath of fresh air in stagnant white male political scene. She is running for Governor of Georgia and when (we can’t even think about if) she wins, she will not only be the first female Governor of Georgia, but she will be the first black female Governor of any state in the US. You can learn more about Stacey on her website, but we also suggest you listen to her guest appearance on Hellbent Podcast: Episode 46.

Once you have gotten to know Stacey, we want you to help her get elected. You can do that by getting the word out about her, donating to her campaign, or volunteering. You can sign up to volunteer for her here: https://secure.staceyabrams.com/page/s/Volunteer. They are looking for people to knock on doors, make phone calls, host a party, be a digital ambassador, or anything you could think of to help get the word out.

Support Stacey Abrams and encourage more women to run for office. Hell, if you can, run for office yourself! We have Donald Trump as President; anyone can win.

 

Cards Against Humanity For Her

Your DGB for today is to purchase a special version of Cards Against Humanity.

As with many products marketed towards women, you will pay the “pink tax.” This means you’ll purchase the same game in a hot pink box for an extra five bucks. (There’s even a period pack if you’re interested). But this time, the extra money is for a good cause - the profits will be donated to Emily’s List, an organization which supports women who are running for public office.

Don’t want the game, or simply don’t want to pay more for a product simply because you are a woman? Another option is to send a donation directly to Emily’s List and help get more women in office. See our first Grab on Emily’s list here: https://www.dailygrabback.com/todays-grab-1/2017/1/31/a-womans-place-is-in-political-office?rq=emily%27s

What’s the deal with the pink tax, anyway? According to the NYC Department of Human Affairs Gender Pricing Study, companies often increase prices for products marketed towards women, including toys and children’s clothing, feminine hygiene products, and senior home/health care products. Basically, they set us up to pay more from birth. This doesn’t make us see pink. It makes us see RED.  

 

A Woman’s Place is in Political Office

Your DGB for today is to go to Emily’s List and the Center for American Women and Politics to support women running for political office by donating or volunteering for a campaign, and maybe even attend a training and consider running yourself.

Emily’s List recruits, supports, and helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates across the country. They currently have a state-by-state plan for the 2020 elections.

CAWP of Rutgers offers comprehensive data on women in office, and features the Ready To Run and Teach a Girl to Lead campaigns.

Run like a girl, or at least help some women lace their kicks.