The USW is commemorating the 88th anniversary of the day the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote with an interactive online photo project that will highlight the activism of the union’s women members.
“There’s no better way to celebrate this historic occasion than to work hard in what is a historic election. Fighting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden not only helps us protect working families, but it’s allowing us to be apart of a milestone we’ll be able to share with our daughters and granddaughters,” said Ann Flener, director of Women of Steel.
Across the nation, Women of Steel are joining other USW activists to support candidates who will help put an end to George W. Bush’s attack on working families and the Middle Class. Activists are phone banking, block walking, leafleting and other work to rally fellow union members for the Obama-Biden ticket.
Among their efforts is participating in a nationwide block walk event Sept. 4 – the day John McCain is set to accept the Republican nomination for president. The USW’s wildly successful Get the Lead Out program has also been shepherded by the Women of Steel, who continue to educate families about the Bush administration’s failed trade policies that are allowing toxic imports into our homes.
To mark the anniversary of the end of women’s suffrage, the USW is inviting activists to submit photos capturing the spirit of this important moment in history. E-mail photos of activism to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your reflections on how far women have come and your optimism about this year’s historic election. Please include your full name, local, and a phone number.
Select photos and comments will be posted on the redesigned www.usw.org.