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Who Runs (in) America?

November 23, 2015 /

The Reflective Democracy Campaign has released a new groundbreaking study — Who Runs (in) America? — revealing that the demographics of candidates on the ballot are almost identical to the demographics of the people who hold office. Women are half the population and people of color are almost 40%, yet two out of every three names that appear on a ballot are white men.

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Reproductive Health Circle Awards Funding to UV and Groundswell Fund

The Reproductive Health Circle has awarded a total of $138,600 to two grantees: UltraViolet (UV), and Groundswell Fund this month. These innovative organizations reflect the Circle’s mission to reshape the national conversation on reproductive health, and to address the root causes of reproductive injustice – including economic insecurity, the criminalization of pregnant bodies, and gender-based […]

WDN’s Immigration Circle Awards Grant to We Belong Together

October 12, 2015 /

This October, WDN’s Immigration Circle granted $40,500 to We Belong Together, a campaign to mobilize and empower women in support of comprehensive immigration policies that keep families together. We Belong Together is an initiative of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum with the participation of dozens of women’s […]

Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel with Local Call

October 2, 2015 /

WDN members heard an update on the work of Local Call — a grantee of the Middle East Peace & Democracy Circle — in a recent webinar entitled Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel. Suhad Babaa, Executive Director of Just Vision, Yael Marom, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Just Vision, and Anya Rous, Manager of Strategic Relationships, were featured speakers.  […]

Renewable Human Power: 4 Climate Justice Orgs Funded by WDN’s Earth Circle

September 24, 2015 /

Having successfully raised $100,000 this year toward funding climate justice movement building and sustainable national policies is only part of WDN Earth Circle’s reason to celebrate this September. Funding will go to support four projects that center communities most impacted by fracking and other pollutants. Earthworks, Food & Water Watch, WildEarth Guardians, and Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) are giving WDN plenty more reason to celebrate exactly how meaningful this funding will be in the fight for Mother Earth and all who live here.

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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 28, 2015 /

  As we prepare for WDN Connect 2015: People. Place. Possibility, to be held Nov. 12-15 in New Orleans, we have been sharing links, stories, and other resources marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Many thanks to WDN members, particularly New Orleans resident Nancy Aronson, for curating this partial list. We look forward to our time […]

Not Just a Stand Against Gun Violence, But for Women

August 27, 2015 /

In the wake of yet another tragic gun-violence related killing this week, we are once again reminded about the need for more comprehensive gun violence laws — federally and across all the states. The Women Donors Network understands that women are ready to take action, organize, and lead on ending gun violence—we’ve done our research. And now WDN is seeing that research in action.

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New WDN Study Documents the Paucity of Black Elected Prosecutors

Today, the Women Donors Network’s Reflective Democracy Campaign released its groundbreaking Justice for All*? study that tracked the race and gender of elected prosecutors nationwide. The results, covered in today’s New York Times, uncover a criminal justice system that is managed and directed primarily by white men. Of 2,437 elected prosecutors, 95% are white and 79% are white men. 60% of states have no elected black prosecutors. And, just 17% of elected prosecutors are women.

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Let’s Stop Subsidizing Inequality: Exciting Campaigns for Tax Justice

June 29, 2015 /

WDN’s recent webinar, Let’s Stop Subsidizing Inequality: Exciting Campaigns for Tax Justice, featured four key speakers from the field of tax justice. The first two speakers, Heather McCulloch, Director of the Tax Alliance, and Chris Brown, Co-Chair of the Tax Alliance, provided an overview of the importance of addressing our upside-down tax system. The second set of speakers, Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of […]

Criminal (In)Justice Circle Learns About the Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families

June 29, 2015 /

This month, WDN’s Criminal (In)Justice Circle held an educational webinar on Unlocking the Future: Organizing Families in the Criminal Justice System. The speakers included Cindy Eigler, Director of Nation Inside, Misty Rojo, Communications and Campaign Director of Justice Now, and Grace Bauer, Executive Director of Justice for Families. The speakers provided an in-depth analysis of the barriers that families must go […]

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