There's a lot at stake for women in this election. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler says:
When women get together, big things happen.
Throughout our country's history, women have gathered in sewing circles, around the kitchen stove, or in the living room—and they’ve created some big things at those meetings. From local campaigns to PTA fights to the women’s movement, we’ve seen over and over again that women only need to spend time sharing ideas to generate real change in this country.
The AFL-CIO is calling on women from all over to ask other women—other moms, daughters, sisters, co-workers and friends—to vote in this election.
We've made it easy to host a party by providing a step-by-step guide that tells you what to expect and how to make your party successful. We've been hosting parties like this for the past five years, and they make a difference. Women who hear about how important it is to vote from other women actually vote at higher rates.
Here’s how it works:
Invite your friends to get together at a local coffee shop, your community center or your house. Share your stories of why voting is important to you: write them down, take pictures and send them to us so we can share your stories far and wide on platforms like Tumblr and Pinterest. Then you can use the Workers' Voice Friends and Neighbors tool to make calls to women in crucial battleground states —because one-on-one conversations about our values and experiences are some of the best tools we have to win this election season.
Now is the time for each of us to share our stories and take action to make sure each of us are using our voice this election.
Sign up to host a Women’s Vote 2012 Party today: