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During the COVID-19 crisis, we know women have been through a series of pandemics: a pandemic of job loss, child care closures, school changes, and food insecurity. In the first few months during the pandemic, the number of Americans who did not have enough food to eat spiked from 8 to 30 million. Since the start of the covid crisis, seven million Americans have enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and experts estimate a 15% increase is needed to support the food relief program to combat hunger in the United States. Americans deserve another social and relief package now, the HEROES Act. Please click here to sign the HEROES Act to ensure a stimulus package to push emergency aid for working families.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking our members and supporters to take our pledge to provide meal/s to a person or family in need. Please click here to support Project Holiday, a Coalition of Labor Union Women initiative to help mitigate food insecurity during the holidays.
Thank you for reading and your kindness to give during the holiday season.
This past weekend, the United States of America selected Joe Biden as the President-Elect and Kamala Harris as the Vice President-Elect, the first woman in American history to hold this position. The voices of the American people, working families, and women have spoken.
CLUW President Elise Bryant shared the following words:
My dear CLUW family, I am inspired by the victory of the Biden/Harris team! I am so proud of our voter turnout that I am going to buy an American flag and hang it from my roof top. We worked hard to get out the vote and it paid off big time — we have the first woman to be elected Vice President of the United State, Kamala Harris and, as you well know, we still have work to do!
I ask you to join me in saying to VP Kamala Harris, “Sister, we got your back” and mean it! Let us come together to plan our work and work our plan at our next National Executive Board meeting. Please, stay safe, rest up and stay strong. Let us make real Sister VP Harris’ promise, “I am the first, but I won’t be the last.” Forward ever, backwards never!
At the Coalition of Labor Union Women, we know that women were the majority of voters in the primaries and general elections; polls have estimated the 2020 general elections will have one of the highest women turnout rates in American history. We thank our members and supporters for helping this nation elect the first female South Asian and Black American Vice President in history. We have cleared a path for future women to hold political leadership positions. More girls from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds can dream of becoming a future president and a future leader of the free world.
Thank you for reading and inspiring future women to lead.