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Monterey County’s top elected women – Assemblymember Anna Caballero and Supervisors Jane Parker and Mary Adams – inspired applause and cheers from a sold-out crowd at the DWMC’s opening event of 2017.
In a conversation moderated by Caballero, the three women discussed what issues most concerned them about the incoming presidential administration and their plans for meeting the challenge. Adams expressed greatest concern for Monterey’s safety net and cited the danger to natural resources if protective regulations are dismantled.
Parker, who pointed to Monterey County’s commitment to “caring policies” such as civil rights, housing and prison reform, voiced concerns “about the degradation of the American spirit of tolerance and generosity” that the Trump Administration may bring.
The new year is here, bringing Republican control in Washington that is already threatening rights across the nation. As part of the DWMC’s commitment to democratic principles and the human rights of all, we are supporting these local organizing efforts. We invite you to join us at these rallies. Working together, we can effectively defend our community and nation against sexism, racism and religious bigotry.
· WOMEN’S MARCH 2017, CSUMB: Saturday, January 21, Main Quad. March 1:15pm, Rally 1:30pm. We thank the CSUMB Master of Social Work Department for organizing this rally as the local voice for the national Women’s March. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-2017-Cal-State-Monterey-Bay-1771362709803748/.
Monterey Peninsula journalist and DWMC member Susan Meister has written a powerful guest commentary for the Monterey Herald on coping with, and moving beyond, the disastrous presidential election. “I have been asked how I intend to deal with living in a country where the newly elected president personifies the very opposite of the values we cherish,” she writes. “My answer: I intend to fight for them.”
We mourn, and then we act.
Read the entire commentary, with its suggestions for activism, here.
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.