28th: Anniversary of FDA Approval of Mifepristone
- 1st: UN General Assembly
- 11th: National Coming Out Day
- 15th: Love Your Body Day
- 21st: National Young Women’s Day
- 25th: International Day for the Elimination
of Violence Against Women
-1st: World AIDS Day
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| Get Out Her
your NEW 2004-2005
We are excited to have five new East Coast Campus Organizers,
Natalia Averett, Jessica Bearden, Elizabeth Brookbank, Lauren
Greis, and Candice Lopez, bringing our total to 9! They join
the West Coast Senior Campus Organizers Nisha Gulati and Jessie
Raeder, Get Out Her Vote Coordinator Katy Quissell,
and Campus Program Director Crystal Lander (right). We have
a new and improved campus
organizers page where you can learn a little more about
each of the organizers on the 2004 team and see which one
is in charge of your campus.
a question? Ask an Organizer!
There are newly updated FAQs on the Ask-An-Organizer
page. Make sure to check back often for all kinds of useful
information about GOHV, FMF’s many campaigns to promote
women’s equality, feminist merchandise information,
and much more!
Out Her Vote t-shirts!
Get the brand new Get Out Her Vote t-shirts that
read, "Vote as if your life depends on it." They're
selling out fast so order
a FREE copy of HBO's film Iron Jawed Angels!
Be one of the first 50 people to send us 100 completed Feminist
Voter Pledge Cards from registered voters and win! Find
FMLA Chapter hosted 'Get Out Her Vote' on August
26th, in conjunction with the "Radical Rush" recruitment
event during the first week of classes and in celebration
of National Women's Equality Day and the 84th anniversary
of the 19th amendment. From 12 - 2 pm on the stage outside
of the Student Union, the FMLA chapter educated students on
the issues facing women voters and encouraged all young women
to register and exercise their right to vote. Professors,
local activists, and a local politician came to participate
in the event and to speak to the crowd. Music was provided
by feminist rock group Evil Ballerina. Dozens of UCF students
registered to vote during the event, and many filled out feminist
voter pledge cards.
Visit the updated
Action Directory to read more about campus feminist activism
around the country and to submit your own Actions!
of Arizona students and FMF demand Fox News and election officials
On August 31 the Network of Feminist Student Activists, an
affiliate of the Feminist Majority Foundation, organized Suffrage
2004: Get Out Her Vote, a massive student voter registration
initiative aimed at registering and mobilizing young women
on campus to vote. Fox News repeatedly questioned NFSA student
leaders Kelly Kraus and Julianna Zuccaro whether they knew
they might be committing an “unintentional felony”
by registering out-of-state students. Kraus and Zucarro protested
and challenged the accuracy of the Fox News reporter’s
statements and were surprised to see the story run both that
evening and the following morning. More
your calendars! This March the Feminist Majority Foundation
is planning to hold a national conference on global women
and human rights issues in Washington, DC. More information
is coming soon, so keep your eyes open!
Out Her Vote
on your campus!
We all know by now that this election is an
important one for a number of issues that affect women, especially
college-aged women. Because elections today are frequently
decided by tiny margins, the mobilization of young women has
the potential to change the political landscape in many states
and the country as a whole. The Get
Out Her Vote campaign, unlike other Get Out The
Vote campaigns that focus mainly on registering new voters,
has the goal of inspiring young women on
campuses to register and vote on November 2, 2004.
Go to the
Toolkit on the Get Out Her Vote website to download
materials to participate in the campaign on your campus. Here
you can also learn more about the awards you could
win for registering and mobilizing young women to vote, including
a free spot on the Ms.
Post-Election Cruise, "This is what a Feminist looks
like" t-shirts, and a free copy of HBO's film Iron
has teamed up with Ani Difranco on the feminist artist’s
Vote Dammit! tour to register and mobilize concertgoers to
vote in the quickly approaching November elections. GOHV volunteers
at these concerts will register new voters, sign up other
GOHV volunteers, and collect Feminist Voter Pledge Cards.
If you are a volunteer at any of Ani’s Vote Dammit!
concerts or any other event in the coming weeks, make sure
to give us a report of how your registering effort went by
emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
so that we can feature you in the next E-zine!
in the Community
Literary Journal Invites Submissions for Annual Poetry Contest
To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art is currently
seeking submissions for its annual Poetry Contest. First prize
is $500 plus publication in the Winter/Spring 2005 issue.
The postmark deadline is October 11, 2005. Please submit 3-5
poems and a ten-dollar entry fee via check or money order
made out to So to Speak. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. Entrants
should send two copies of their work, one with entrant name
and contact information, and one without. Please also send
a cover letter, brief bio, and SASE (self-addressed stamped
envelope). Submissions should be mailed to:
So To Speak, Poetry
MSN 2D6, George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
information about So to Speak or with questions about
the contest, e-mail email@example.com
Power of Choice DVD:
Bring the Power of Choice to your campus!
Have you heard about the new documentary: MOTHERHOOD by CHOICE,
NOT CHANCE? Some films might move you to tears, but don’t
activate you to do anything. Some might give you important
information, but don’t touch your heart.
a new short film that does it all….it’s inspiring,
while at the same time it wakes you up and motivates you to
want to act! MOTHERHOOD by CHOICE, produced and directed by
Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning filmmaker, Dorothy Fadiman,
brings alive the history of the struggle for women's reproductive
rights in the United States.
interviews reveal the passion of people who moved abortion
from the danger of the backalleys to a safe, legal choice.
an excellent resource for screenings in any setting where
you want to stimulate discussion about subjects like women's
rights, ethics, restrictive legislation, inaccurate abstinence-only
sex education, unequal access to reproductive health care
or the decreasing number of abortion providers.
the 27 minute documentary plus a separate resource kit with
information about how to hold different kinds of screenings,
a variety of questions for discussion, links to a range of
pro-choice websites, and guidelines for how to arrange local
TV broadcasts and then get the word out.
$5 for one DVD, $3.50 each if you order ten, $3.00 each for
100 (Plus S and H plus tax in California). To order, go to
www.thepowerofchoice.net or call 650-568-9018.
internship or post-graduate job!