What's New at Coalition of Labor Union Women
The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is infuriated by the attacks on the U.S. Capitol and the enabling of riots by the current administration. There is no question that this is an attack on our democracy.
Yesterday, there were countless mass protestors seizing the U.S. Capitol Building and damaging property, leaving four people dead. Immediately, House and Senate members had to evacuate for safety. These tragic sequences of events have proven that the current administration has accepted this violent attack on our democracy.
At CLUW, we vow to do everything we can to save our democracy from destruction. Over 200 years, our democracy has relied on a peaceful transition of power. And we continue to ensure President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala's transition in 2021. Protecting our governance is not right or left; it's American.
CLUW President Elise Bryant shared the following words:
ÂToday, when armed protesters, bent on violence, came to the Capitol where were the troops? What happened to the tear gas and the rubber bullets? The attempted coup, inflamed by a loser, soon to be ex-president, is the America that Donald Trump hopes will keep him in office. Well, he’s wrong and so are his co-conspirators! America's might is not in her weapons, but in the hearts of her people who know right from wrong. A crime has been committed and those who engaged or enabled it shall be investigated, charged, and will pay for their crimes. We, the people, have spoken — it’s time for a new president and today’s lawlessness is proof positive it is time for a change!
We will continue to fight at all costs.
Today, we have the official count of the congressional seats from both the House and Senate. Thank you to our CLUW members and supporters that have participated in our phone banking and GOTV initiatives for the Georgia Senate Runoffs. We could not have elected a government for working people without you.
President Elise Bryant shared the following words:
"We the people, in Georgia and around the nation, made it clear today, this is a democracy, not an autocracy! One person, one vote!"
We know the battle is not over yet. Workers are still struggling during the covid-19 crisis. During the week of Thanksgiving to December 7, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 27 million Americans reported their households did not get enough to eat, and millions of Americans could be at risk of being evicted from their homes after the crisis. Additionally, women workers have been affected by the highest unemployment rates throughout the pandemic recession, including many choosing to abandon the workforce entirely to take care of their families.
This 2021, CLUW will continue to fight for working women and promote representation in our local, state, and federal governments to ensure the voices of working women are heard. Women workers are crucial to this nation, and we will continue to advocate for women to participate in the legislative and political process.
Thank you for electing a government that represents all workers.
CLUW members can RSVP here for the Zoom basics class this Saturday, January 9, 2020 at 12 to 2 PM ET/ 9 to 11 AM PT here: http://bit.ly/cluwzooms