Well, folks, we are finally, as LadyBoomerNYC says, Ready to Rumble! And roar, the way only PUMAs can.
Yes, it’s the launch of…the New York Area PUMAs for Women’s Rights!
The PUMA movement was born spontaneously in the zeitgeist around the May 31, 2008 DNC RBC meeting in Washington, DC. We mobilized to action during the shocking events leading up to and as a result of the Democratic Party’s betrayal of the fair reflection of the voters.
So, PUMAs . . . what are you doing now?
We New York Area PUMAs are still connected! We have formed an unaffiliated grassroots group, and created a new blog: NYPWR: New York Area PUMAs for Women’s Rights. Our mission is articulated by Hillary Rodham Clinton in her statement that “women’s rights are human rights.”
We will have meetings, events and actions of our own, and we will also link to other groups and actions to which we’ve given our PUMA Roars of Approval!
If you’re in the NY Area, including any Eastern states, and want to join us, please visit NYPWR, say hi, subscribe to our blog, and sign up for our email list!
This Week’s Events
New York City
The Sky Below film screening presented by the Foreign Policy Association
Wed, April 8th, 5:30-8 pm, Scandinavia House, NYC
Click here for more info and tickets. Watch the amazing trailer!
Don’t miss this award-winning documentary film about the partition of the Indian subcontinent, with NY PUMA, Director Sarah Singh.
NYC & Nationwide
A New Way Forward, a coalition of progressive organizations, is planning protests all over the country, this Saturday, April 11, 2 pm EDT. Sign the pledge on their website and send a message to the President and Congress to break up the banks, fix them, and resell them to the private sector.
NYC protest is in Union Square. Find a protest in your city and sign up!
And….let’s not forget the awful “conscience rule” that Bush saddled us with. There is a 30-day comment period that must be exhausted before Obama does whatever he’s going to do about it. Let’s make sure he hears OUR point of view, shall we? Click here to email the HHS. (Sponsored by the National Partnership for Women and Families).
Okay, PUMAs—it’s time to emerge from our chilly hibernation! Let’s go! We’re just getting warmed up!
P.S. Hooray for the Vermont State Legislature! Equal rights for all!