WOW — Women Organizing Women Newsletter

5 mins read
Ohio Democrats Logo
Ohio Democratic Party
What's New

American Rescue Plan Will Provide Critical Relief to Women and Families

About 2.5 million women have lost their jobs or dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic. That’s why President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris ensured the American Rescue Plan will provide critical relief to women and their families. As Vice President Harris said in her recent op-ed in the Washington Post, “this mass exodus of women from the workforce is a national emergency, and it demands a national solution.” The American Rescue Plan will tackle our nation’s most urgent needs, lifting up women workers and their families.

Last week Vice President Harris convened women leaders in Congress and of national advocacy organizations for a virtual roundtable discussion on the critical importance of passing the American Rescue Plan — particularly for women. The President and Vice President believe our economy cannot fully recover unless women can fully participate, and they are doing everything they can to get women back to work, kids back in school and urgent relief to those in need.

Take Action

Call on Congress to Pass the American Rescue Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting later this week on President Joe Biden’s COVID relief proposal. It includes:

  • Direct relief checks to Americans
  • Enhanced unemployment benefits
  • An increase to the federal minimum wage
  • Additional support for small businesses
  • Extended federal eviction moratorium and housing aid
  • Funding for vaccines, testing and schools

Call 1-888-523-8974 and ask your representative to vote for the American Rescue Plan.

Show Up

Emerge will be offering four virtual regional boot camps in 2021 for Democratic self-identified women running in the 2021-22 election cycle. The Midwest boot camp will be held in late April-early May, and the application deadline is March 19. Click here for more information.

Stay Informed

Ms. Magazine: How Black Women Legislators Are Fighting Abortion Bans and Trumpism in State Legislatures

State Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Ohio): If you’ve just been tracking Ohio over the last six years, maybe eight years, there’ve been 21 different pieces of legislation that have restricted access to abortion care or reproductive healthcare, and this is just another one of those bills. There is an obsession here among older white men in being involved in decisions between women and their doctor.

CNN: The face of the Perseverance landing was an Indian American woman

Mohan, an Indian American who moved to the United States when she was a year old, is the guidance and controls operations lead for the Perseverance rover mission, acting as the “eyes and ears” for NASA’s most sophisticated spacecraft to date.

Columbus Dispatch: State Rep. Allison Russo: Child care crisis during pandemic sets back learning and earning

Like roads, bridges, and school buildings, child care is critical infrastructure in Ohio. If we let the child care system fail and leave behind the essential workers who sustain these programs, we are letting our economy crash and burn without a detour or alternate plan in sight.

The 19th: Biden nominees who are women of color encounter Senate opposition

Two women of color nominated by President Joe Biden are facing Senate opposition to their nominations — and the leaders of some groups supporting the women are crying foul, citing disparate pushback.


DemCast is an advocacy-based 501(c)4 nonprofit. We have made the decision to build a media site free of outside influence. There are no ads. We do not get paid for clicks. If you appreciate our content, please consider a small monthly donation.

The people of Ohio deserve a government that supports their hard work and shares their hopes for the future. Our platform represents the Democratic vision for our State, embracing and implementing the dreams of Ohioans. We firmly defend these American beliefs, values, and traditions and are fighting hard every day to elect Democrats who have the experience and ideas to improve our state and who will hold Columbus accountable.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story


Next Story

Prescott Indivisible Newsletter

Latest from Ohio

%d bloggers like this: