Join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 9, where we'll celebrate 2021 wins, curse our frustrations, plan how to crush it in 2022, and hear from a panel of women candidates who will inspire you to get your voice heard and a seat at the table this coming year and beyond!
Here are the details:
What: 2022 NWPC-WA Annual Meeting
When: Sunday, January 9, 1 p.m.
Who: NWPC-WA, a panel of women elected leaders, and YOU!
Where: Zoom Link sent upon RSVP
As always, we will hold our annual state officer elections. This year, our open positions include Vice President, Democrat, Treasurer, and Endorsement Committee Chair. Each chair will serve for a two-year term. We will also vote on possible changes to our bylaws. Current bylaws are available HERE, and there are currently no proposed changes.
There are also opportunities to join the board or serve on a committee. If you are a member and would like to run for a position or learn more about the possibilities, please email [email protected].
Finally, renew your membership today if you'd like to vote in our elections and help power our work in 2022!
It was a rough year for women across our nation. Most notably, the U.S Supreme Court decision (or non-decision) allowing Texas to outlaw abortion at six weeks and rouse vigilante justice by enabling anyone to sue an abortion provider or anyone who helps a patient obtain an abortion. The year 2021 brought 561 attacks on women's reproductive rights, including 165 abortion bans introduced across 47 states, with 83 restrictions and ten outright bans enacted across 16 states.
We know laws like this hurt pregnant patients, anyone who menstruates, and families. And we know that they disproportionately affect historically non-dominate communities and those in the global majority. These attacks and ongoing threats are why it's critical to have women - and diverse women - in public office. Our lived experiences, our knowledge, and our expertise are not only valuable but also necessary. And those pieces are still missing from the tables of decision-makers.
However, we persisted in one of the most challenging years that our generation has ever known. We kept going. We continued to build the pipeline for women candidates to run and WIN in the years to come! And nothing has deterred us from necessary work ahead, but we need YOUR support to do it!
Cheers to a women-powered '22!