In March 2016, the Fem Dems of Sacramento released a family caregiver survey to its membership and community supporters in order to learn more about the various commitments of our members and to better shape our future programming and events to those diverse schedules. From these responses the Fem Dems have developed a strategic plan to be more inclusive of members with family caregiver needs with 3 concrete actions under one thematic goal – variety
This year’s California Democratic Party Convention is just around the corner (May 19-21) and the Fem Dems are in a unique position to participate since it is being held in our own backyard! The convention will be held downtown at the Sacramento Convention Center this year.
Authored by Mary McCune & Kristi Thielen
In 2016, the Fem Dems rallied for AB 1561 (Garcia), most commonly known as the “Tampon Tax.” As the name implies, the bill would remove the tax on feminine hygiene products like tampons and sanitary products...read more to find out what's happening now and how you can get involved!
On February 22, the Fem Dems of Sacramento submitted a public comment to the Elk Grove City Council requesting that a study be conducted and a strategic plan be implemented to evaluate and improve city workforce diversity and pay parity. This letter comes as a result of similar requests within the City of Sacramento. Check out our blog post to read our public comment letter in its entirety.
Leaders in the women’s movement must take a step back and make sure we are moving forward together. How can we start doing that? Here are some suggestions.
As stated in the preamble of our bylaws, Fem Dems strives to bring the principles of inclusion, equality, and diversity to the forefront of democracy. We do this by making sure everyone has a seat at the table and are part of the solution-finding process and amplifying the voices that need it.
With this rapid growth within our organization, the Fem Dems Executive Board has taken a thoughtful approach by ensuring each proposed bylaws change promotes inclusion, transparency, and increased leadership development within our membership. We believe that the six substantive bylaws changes below will ensure success for our incoming leadership and the organization as a whole
The Fem Dems of Sacramento have always encouraged our membership to pursue pathways to influence, whether it be through grassroots campaigning, a local non-profit organization, or most commonly, through running for office. While not a publically-held office, this private party election helps determine the voice of the state Democratic Party, which can pack a punch to a candidate's endorsements come election season. Candidates who can tout a party endorsement can rely on, in many cases, several thousand votes for those who bring party voter guides with them into the election booth.
We're making huge strides in becoming an empowering, effective, democratic, and positive grassroots movement dedicated to standing up and fighting back for progressive values when it's needed now more than ever. We are not just protesting - we're directly changing the system. We're going to organize, we're going to win, and we're going to legislate.
Just days after the election, the Fem Dems of Sacramento convened Stronger Together, a coalition meeting for women and men with a shared frustration over the results of the election and who want to organize the community to take action to make sure what happened on November 8 does not happen again. Check out our recap here.