Local fashion designer Cameron Levin recently accepted the volunteer position as the Seattle Lead with Unite Women. UNITE Women is the formation of a non-partisan national grassroots women's movement / organization to fight the assaults on women's rights. Cameron is assisting the organization with mobilizing a nation-wide rally, march and protest on April 28 in hundreds of cities; including Seattle and Olympia.
UNITE Women was formed online, via a Facebook group started by a "mad but peaceful" small business owner in Michigan who wondered why more women were not outraged by what is occurring. She called for a national protest in Washington, D.C. on April 28, but within 24 hours her group had 1,000 members around the country who wanted marches and rallies in their states, too.
While the immediate urgency for the April 28 events is the assault on reproductive rights, Karen Teegarden sees the threat to women inclusive of other concerns, including education, economic equality and crimes against women and children. UNITE Women is looking long-term toward future actions and activity for the organization, according to Teegarden. “This war on women MUST be resisted and won - before the toxic effects of the current national conversation become irrevocable reality,” she added.
UNITE Women can be followed at: Unitewomen.org, on twitter @natlWOW, and locally at unitewomenwa.tumblr.com, or on Twitter: @WOW_Wastate.