Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Pushing the Democratic Party on Sexual Harassment allegations

Women organizing in the 43rd District calling for action on sexual harassment allegations against Del Curt Anderson are teaming up with Baltimore Women United for a protest outside of the Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee meeting Wednesday, Aug 15 at 6pm.  Wear black in solidarity!

Wednesday, Aug 15 at 6pm

1701 N. Gay Street, Baltimore (Humanim Building)

Please let us know you will be there...https://goo.gl/forms/dcoKa65FoQIOcYbg2

Here’s a recent article about the BWU stance on this issue: https://www.marylandmatters.org/single-post/2018/08/07/Holding-Candidates-Accountable-For-Their-Behavior

 

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Aug
4
9:30 AM09:30

Action Regarding Sexual Harassment in the General Assembly

Action regarding Sexual Harassment!  Rally to pressure the Maryland Democratic Party to come up with a comprehensive sexual harassment policy related to candidates and party officials.  Support women in the 43rd District calling for the Party to pressure Delegate Anderson to refuse his nomination. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Outside of the Maryland Democratic Party Meeting

4371 Parliament Place, Lanham, MD 

BWU will have vans available.  Vans will leave Baltimore at 8:45am.  Please let us know you are coming and if you need a ride by clicking here. https://goo.gl/forms/dNRHJJ1JWz932LbX2   

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Jul
8
5:00 PM17:00

July 8 Day of Action

BWU Meets every 8th Day of the Month - doing an activity or a meeting for specific purposes. July 8 will be an evening of reflection of our first 18 months, celebration, and contemplating our next actions. Location is Joe Squared on 33 W. North Avenue, Baltimore 21218. Please let us know if you can join us!

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Immigrant Solidarity Rally
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Immigrant Solidarity Rally

Rally at the southeast corner of Patterson Park (at Eastern Ave. and Ellwood Ave.) to demonstrate our commitment to keeping families together and to welcoming immigrants and refugees to America. Let's raise our voices with crowds in DC and around the U.S. on June 30. #FamiliesBelongTogether

Reunite Families Now! End Racist Immigration Policies Now!

Respond to the Facebook event.

Hosted in coalition with CASA, Indivisible Baltimore, and local chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the ACLU.

Diverse immigration makes this country stronger. We must continue to fight the forces that would turn people seeking a better, safer, more prosperous future away from our borders and send long-time members of our

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Jun
26
7:00 AM07:00

Primary Day!

Be sure to vote in the primary! And please sign up here if you can volunteer for a one- or two-hour shift handing out the women's ballot and helping to elect pro-woman candidates who have been endorsed by the Baltimore Women United for Action PAC.

Find the announcement of the endorsement and candidates' responses to the questionnaire here.

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Phone Bank

Join us in phone banking to support the candidates we endorse on the Women's Ballot.

Bring your own phone. We'll provide child care and food, in addition to a list of contacts to call. Please sign up here for a one or two hour shift!

Early voting starts June 14, so this is the perfect time to help get out the vote in support of candidates who align with our goals and values.

For information on our endorsements, see https://www.baltimorewomenunitedforaction.com/

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Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Candidate Meet and Greet

Please join us for a meet and greet event with the candidates endorsed by the Baltimore Women United for Action PAC.

There's room to play in the kid-friendly space, so bring the whole family! There will also be jazz with Baltimore's own Rhonda Robinson.

For information on our endorsements, see https://www.baltimorewomenunitedforaction.com/

 

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Neighborhood Canvassing
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Neighborhood Canvassing

Baltimore typically has a very low voter turnout, which makes it easy for lawmakers to overlook the city's concerns. We will canvass to keep progressive women engaged in the political process, learn the concerns of our neighbors and citizens, and encourage people to turn out to vote in the June primary and the November general election.

Please RSVP if you can join us. Details for canvassing in each legislative district will be posted as the date approaches.

 

Upcoming events:

Friday, June 8: The Women's Ballot drops; see who we endorse in the primary

Saturday, June 16: March to the Polls!

Tuesday, June 26: Primary day

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Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

Candidate Forums

On April 8, BWU will host candidate forums in each state legislative district in Baltimore City and in some Baltimore County districts. Please plan to attend your local forum to hear directly from the candidates, and prepare to case an informed vote in the June primaries.

BWU members who live in each district are planning the events. Details about the specific forums in each district will be announced on Facebook soon.

 

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, May 8: Neighborhood canvassing before the primary

Friday, June 8: The Women's Ballot drops; see who we endorse in the primary

Saturday, June 16: March to the Polls!

Tuesday, June 26: Primary day

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International Women's Day Action
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

International Women's Day Action

Let lawmakers know we and our coalition partners are here, we're watching, and we're MARCHING TO THE POLLS this June & November

Stand Up to demand that Baltimore be treated fairly

Fight Back against policy decisions that negatively impact Baltimore women.

We will hear from women leading the way on issues including Fight for $15, criminal justice, gun violence, public education, immigration, #MeToo, and others.

Coalition groups: 1199SEIU, Baltimore Rising, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, Maryland Working Families, CASA in Action, Young Dems, Coalition of Labor Women, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Jews United for Justice, Baltimore NOW, Job Opportunities Task Force, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, MOMS Demand Action Baltimore

Detail of art courtesy of Aaron Maybin Art @aaronmaybin

Please RSVP so we have a headcount.

 

Upcoming events:

Sunday, April 8: Candidate forums, citywide

Tuesday, May 8: Neighborhood canvassing before the primary

Friday, June 8: The Women's Ballot drops; see who we endorse in the primary

Saturday, June 16: March to the Polls!

Tuesday, June 26: Primary day

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Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

General Assembly Update

Please join us at AFSCME Maryland (190 W. Ostend Street, Suite 201 Baltimore - enter on Sharp Street - Address Corrected) to learn about issues coming up in this session of the General Assembly. (Note the new time.)

  • Speakers include: Ricarra Jones, 1199 SEIU, on the "Fight for $15" minimum wage
  • Marceline White, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, on gender discrimination in car insurance
  • Claire Kelleher Smith, MCASA, on the Rape Survivors Family Protection Act
  • Caryn York, Job Opportunities Task Force, on their jobs and justice agenda

Please RSVP.

 

March 8th - International Women's Day Action

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Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Women's March Baltimore 2018

Celebrate the anniversary of the inaugural Women's March, honor the victories of 2017, and look ahead to harness our collective power to MOVE FORWARD! Rally at Freedom Plaza (between City Hall and War Memorial building), and then march to McKeldin Square.

For crowd control purposes, we need an estimate of the number of people attending. Tickets are free, but please register here to let us know you're coming.

BWU is sponsoring this event along with Baltimore Rising, Emerge Maryland,
Indivisible Baltimore, Indivisible Towson, Maryland Working Families, and Together We Will Baltimore Area.

 

February 8th - More issues in the General Assembly

March 8th - International Women's Day Action

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Jan
19
5:30 PM17:30

Poster-Making Party

Let's amplify our voices with some great posters to show off at the March! Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th Street, Baltimore. Feel free to pop by any time between 5:30 and 7:30.

Have a beer, chat with some great women, and get your creativity flowing. Some poster board and markers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Children are welcome!

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Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

What's Coming Up: Maryland General Assembly

CANCELED DUE TO ICY WEATHER

Join us at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Waverly branch (400 E. 33rd Street) to hear from women leaders and advocates on issues coming before the General Assembly and how we can advocate. Topics include gender discrimination in car insurance rates (with the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition), the Rape Survivors Family Protection Act, and others. We'll also make signs and prepare for the Women's March Baltimore on Jan. 20. Children are welcome to attend.

RSVP here.

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Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Happy Hour

Join us at Peabody Heights Brewery (401 E. 30th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218) to learn more about the efforts to pass the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act and advocacy to override Gov. Hogan's veto of the Paid Leave bill and Ban the Box bill. - Learn more about the efforts to pass the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act and advocacy to override Gov. Hogan's veto of the Paid Leave bill and Band the Box bill.

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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Women's March Convention Workshop

BWU conducted a workshop at the Women's March Convention in Detroit. We were one of only two groups selected to present on local activism, and among very few all-volunteer groups. BWU Steering Committee members Denise Gilmore, Phylicia Porter, Jessica Klaitman, and Odette Ramos led a workshop to guide other women on how to increase political engagement where they live.

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