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AWP is a 501(c)3 policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of womxn. Founders: @queenmab87 @mayatcontreras Donations are tax-deductible.
May 15, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Dr. Hazel Levy is giving us a great lesson on diversity in academia! #WinWithWomen The US also has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world and a very high infant mortality rate that’s disproportionately represented among black women
Feb 26, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
CA Dems declined to endorse @SenFeinstein for senate this past weekend calling for "new blood." Before we dismiss the 84 year old senator who broke gender barriers by becoming the first woman senator from California, let's look at Dianne Feinstein's long history #ImWithDianne Dianne Feinstein began her career in 1970 when she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She was the 1st female president of the board in 1978 when Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Feinstein discovered Milk's & and announced his death
Dec 8, 2017 19 tweets 7 min read
Some have expressed outrage this week on how Democrats handled the sexual harassment charges against two of its leaders:
“Dems didn’t call for ousting quick enough!”
“Called for ousting too quickly!”
“It was a GOP hit job!”
“Oust the women, that ousted the man!” (Really?) /1 Some of you have gone as far as saying:
‘We’re going to join a 3rd party!” or “We need a 3rd Party to unite the Nation.” /2
Nov 20, 2017 17 tweets 5 min read
Despite big wins on election day for #Democrats, a small group of people continue to argue for major changes to the party through the Dem Unity Commission. Some proposed changes are getting rid of superdelegates and more caucuses. Let's discuss what these changes could mean /1 One proposed change is to remove super delegates from the primary nominating process for president. Supers are mostly elected representatives and major party members who can vote for whomever they want at the convention /2…
Nov 18, 2017 14 tweets 7 min read
This week congress is grappling with sexual harassment among governmental officials. @SenGillibrand and @RepSpeier introduced the #MeTooCongress Act to address better training and accountability. But what about the sitting #SCOTUS judge accused by Anita Hill 26 yrs ago? In 1991 Pres Bush (now dealing with his own accusations of #sexualharassment) nominated Clarence Thomas to fill Thurgood Marshall's seat on the Supreme Court.
Nov 10, 2017 18 tweets 9 min read
Thread 📌 We talked with three wellness experts about sexual assault in recent news cycles. @theAWParty co-founder @mayatcontreras sat down first with William & Mary College’s Equality Co-chair Eric Garrison. 2. Eric Garrison's work in LGBT advocacy includes founding RoBiN (the Richmond Bi Network), starting the first Gay/Straight Alliance in a Virginia public high school. Eric is currently chairing the Virginia Campus Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault.
Oct 2, 2017 20 tweets 7 min read
While we keep #LasVegas in our thoughts and learn more about the shooter let's remember some things we already know about #GUNviolence Since 1970 more Americans have died from #GUNviolence than in all wars dating back to the American Revolution /2