Voter Registration Drive This Week!

Hello, NOW Cleveland!

Welcome to the weekly NOW newsletter where we will tell you about what’s happening this week, give you an action point that you can do from your own home and feature a feminist (and maybe a few more things!)

Details about the Voter Registration Drive:

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Greater Cleveland NOW and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation are joining forces to register voters ahead of the crucial November elections. Come join us at lunch hour outside the Chomp at E. 46th and Prospect, or Tommy’s on Coventry, or on Shaker Square.

Please sign up using this link:  https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2453367/false#/invitation

NEW EVENTS POSTED! NATIONAL WALKOUT
#BelieveSurvivors

There is a national walkout and moment of solidarity Monday, Sept 24 at 1PM, see the Facebook Post. In short, they are asking for people around the country to wear black and walk out of where ever they are and capture it with a selfie, posted to social media with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors. 

There’s a possible event with the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus on Thursday. Keep that Facebook page handy!

Ugh, Kavanaugh

We wanted to share with you some reasons to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, as if there weren’t enough. We ask that you use these talking points and write letters to the following senators. And any other senators that you think should hear from you.

These senators may still be on the fence.  But the news cycle is so fast, this could change in a moment! (source: https://www.vox.com/2018/7/12/17561692/senate-kavanaugh-confirmation-tracker)

And in the minutes before I finished this, Ronan Farrow is reporting that there’s another woman who had been a victim of Kavenaugh. OMG!

I know, a meme, but I couldn’t help myself!

Senator Rob Portman
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

Senator Susan Collins
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

Senator Lisa Murkowski
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510

Doug Jones
326 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20002

Bill Nelson
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
SH-516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Jeff Flake
Senate Russell Office Building 413
Washington, D.C. 20510

Joe Donnelly
720 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Joe Manchin
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510

Jon Tester
311 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604

Top reasons to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court

  1.  In an email sent while he was employed in the George W. Bush White House, he advised judicial nominees not to refer to Roe v. Wade as ‘settled law,’ since there were justices on the Court that would vote to overturn. Additionally, he issued a dissent in a 2017 case that allowed an undocumented teenager in detention to access abortion care.
  2. He has an expansive view of the authority granted to the executive branch, and believes that a sitting President cannot be indicted for crimes, nor should s/he be investigated for possible criminal acts. Because it is possible that Trump’s activities rise to the level of potential criminality, Kavanaugh would be ruling on admissibility for the person that gave him the SCOTUS seat.
  3. Professor Christine Blasey Ford first came forward with allegations that she had been the victim of his sexual assault at a high school party earlier this summer, and recently was willing to go public with those accusations, risking everything in an attempt to show his character. This at the very least raises questions as to his character.
  4. Kavanaugh has consistently ruled in favor of businesses over individuals, even issuing one ruling that questioned the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He has also taken a narrow view about the government’s rights to regulate business, issuing rulings that questioned net neutrality and multi-state pollution controls.
  5. Though he hasn’t been forthcoming about it, he has given indications that he believes the ACA, particularly the individual mandate, are unconstitutional, and could provide the needed vote to repeal the law.
  6. He ruled that a ban on assault weapons was unconstitutional.
  7. Under oath during his confirmation hearings, he refused to say whether gay marriage is constitutionally protected.

Upcoming Events Not To Miss!

Save the date for the GRAB EM BY THE MIDTERMS RALLY Oct 18. Details on their Facebook page

Featured Feminist:

Nikki Vargas, travel writer, Editor & CoFounder of the feminist travel magazine, https://www.unearthwomen.com/ a new quarterly travel magazine for and by women. There’s a great Q&A with her in a recent NYTimes article where she talks about dispelling the myth of the female traveler.

Women in travel advertisements and in social media tend to be a certain style, a certain race and a certain body type, and it’s very nonindicative of real women who travel. It makes it look like women in travel are all white, blond and young. We invite women to share their travel photos with us that are unedited. We’ve gotten such a great response, with mothers with their kids on top of mountains after a rainstorm. Their hair is frizzy and they look happy. We’re trying to directly fight the problems with the travel industry, from sexism to ageism to lack of diversity, with the stories we put out.

I know I’m ready to go climb a mountain!!

Thanks for reading! 

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