March Mayhem – The Road to NYFLC 2013!

By Kari R.
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As February comes to a close and we wind down from the victory of passing an inclusive Violence Against Women Act and the frustration that such a debate had to happen in the first place, we can’t just sit back and relax. We can’t sit back because…

It’s coming…

Closer and closer…

And before you realize it…

It will be here…

(Thought I was going to say something terrible like the Sanctity of Human Life Act, didn’t you?)

The 9th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC) is right around the corner, so this is no time to dilly dally. For those of you who may not know, NYFLC is a conference in Washington, DC, held by the Feminist Majority Foundation that brings feminist from across the country together to network, get fired up, and see what is happening in the feminist movement today. This year we’re going to be talking about everything from state attacks on abortion access to the gendered impact of climate change to the school to prison pipeline and more! We’re also adding a new component where you can build upon your organizing techniques with workshops from our very own campus organizers. NYFLC is a great place to see what’s really happening in feminism instead of just hearing about it – not to mention getting to see some amazing champions for women’s right like Tina Tchen and Dolores Huerta.

But as exciting as NYFLC sounds, what really makes the conference a consciousness-raising, fun-filled feminist weekend is you. Without other young feminists from all walks of life at NYFLC we may as well be talking to ourselves, and we don’t need to schedule a whole weekend event for that.

So how can you help make this year’s NYFLC epic? Well…

  1. If you haven’t done it already, REGISTER! Deciding to come to the conference is a great way to start.
  2. If you have registered, BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM(S)! Taking over the world is a lot more enjoyable after a night’s sleep.
  3. If you can’t come to NYFLC, spread the word to others you think might be interested!
  4. Contact your members of Congress for Congressional Visit Day! Because no trip to Washington is complete without putting a little pressure on Congress…
  5. Fundraise, Fundraise, Fundraise! We know coming to DC ain’t cheap, but we do have some ideas to help.
  6. Check out the tentative schedule and start planning which workshops you want to attend!

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