STATEMENT BY NATIONAL WOMEN’S COMMITTEE - October 1, 2018
We, the National Women's Committee of the Communications Workers of America, stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, following her brave, awe-inspiring testimony before the nation on Thursday.
One in every six women is the victim of sexual violence. Many women have buried this trauma for decades, fearing that they will be ridiculed, diminished or disbelieved should they speak out and face their accuser. This epidemic of violence against women can only be eliminated once and for all if victims are believed and respected. Now, thanks to heroes like Dr. Ford, thousands of emboldened women are shedding their fears and sharing their stories.
This is yet-another wake up call for women. Here is our call to action: Every eligible citizen must vote for political candidates this November who respect the voices and rights of women.
We will not be silent. We are not afraid. We will not be silent. We are not afraid. We stand together with our union sisters and brothers and all victims of sexual assault. We are a movement. We are a force. And we will be heard.
Claude Cummings, District 6 V.P. and Head of Human Rights: CWA Members Remain Committed to Preserving, Protecting and Expanding our Democracy
THE FIGHT FORWARD
CWA takes seriously its responsibility as stewards of justice for the American working family. In order accomplish this goal we must fully embrace the truth: that human rights and the human condition are inextricably linked to the rights of all workers. We have witnessed concerted fear tactics designed to divide workers throughout our nation’s history. These divisions immeasurably dilute our power as a union: at the bargaining table, in our organizing efforts, and within our communities.
Shared prosperity depends upon embracing our shared humanity and mutual respect for one another and arm our members with the information, structure, tools, and messaging to fight back on the local level. With an emphasis on local movement building and activism rooted in issues of civil and human rights, the Fight Forward program will demonstrate that CWA and its members have the power to effect positive change for all workers.
The Mission of the CWA National Women’s Committee is to educate, inspire and empower women while working all sides of the CWA triangle. Read more about the Women's Committee.
The mission of the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity is to build a union where members of all cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender, disabilities, ages and nationalities feel welcomed, respected and heard; and where the leadership reflects the diversity of our membership. Read more about the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity.