The day after both the 2017 and 2018 Women’s Marches, host Libby Ballengee wondered “Where do we go from here?” She interviewed Dayton residents and activists Joy Schwab (from Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance) and Melissa Rodriguez (from Dayton Indivisible for All), to discuss what’s next for the women’s movement – and what men and women alike – can do to make a difference!
The Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance is a feminist organization whose members learn from each other, support each other, and work to promote and protect the rights of women of all classes, races, and cultures. We seek to foster education and activism on issues including workplace equality, reproductive rights and safety from gender based violence. We work with community organizations challenging sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, classism, poverty and other manifestations of injustice.
Dayton Indivisible for All (DIFA) seeks to mobilize the Greater Dayton community to promote an inclusive agenda and protect the rights of all people living in the U.S., citizens and non-citizens alike. We will resist intolerance, racism, and authoritarianism through peaceful and powerful means.
We will consistently and actively engage with our elected
officials and hold them accountable for their actions.
We will collaborate with and support like-minded organizations
in order to amplify our collective impact.
We will build opportunities for increased civic engagement
and participation in our political system.
Both groups encourage you to: BE INFORMED – BE HEARD – BE ACTIVE – NOW MORE THAN EVER
Call your elected representatives & tell them how you feel:
Sen. Rob Portman (R) 1-800-205-OHIO
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) 1-888-896-OHIO
Rep Mike Turner (R) 937-225-2843
State legislators: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/find-my-legislators
If they don’t listen – let’s work together to throw them out of office in 2018.
Please call to demand real redistricting reform in Ohio:
- Sen. Matt Huffman: 614.466.7584
- Senate President Larry Obhof: 614.466.7505
- Rep. Kirk Schuring: 614.752.2438
- House Speaker. Cliff Rosenberger: 614.466.3506
More information at https://www.fairdistrictsohio.org/
Get involved locally via Facebook with Miami Valley Fair Districts for Ohio Coalition
Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org
DIFA public FB page
DIFA Event Page:
Ohio Voter Info link
Check Voter Registration and get Voter Info
Dayton Women’s Resistance
NARAL ProChoice Ohio at https://prochoiceohio.org
Dayton Working Families Party at https://www.facebook.com/daytonwfp/
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Yellow Cab Tavern for sponsoring this episode! Keep up with their events here: https://www.facebook.com/TheOldYellowCab/
Kyleen Downes – Exhale
s next for the women