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Continuing in struggle: New images and statements from WORD! November 28, 2012

Posted by rogerhollander in Human Rights, LGBT, Racism, Women.
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Please share this graphic widely

In honor of Shirley Chisholm Day, WORD is circulating the above graphic on social media. We celebrate Chisholm’s contributions to the struggle for women’s reproductive rights, health and justice, and honor her pioneering role as a woman of color in U.S. politics. Please continue to share this image widely.

WORD – Women Organized to Resist and Defend – was formed by longtime activists from a number of struggles. Our commitment to those struggles continues as we move forward in the struggle to defend women’s rights.

We are dedicated to fighting racism, sexism and anti-LGBT bigotry. We believe strongly that an injury to one is an injury to all, and our involvement in the continuing struggles of oppressed people across the United States continues.

The most recent WORD statement addresses the consequences of denying abortions to women who need them:

The life of a child is precious. The life of a woman is equally precious. The quality of life for both are stifled by politicians who continually gut public health programs, education, and access to safe, affordable housing.


Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality
WORD at the Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality

In the San Francisco Bay Area, WORD joined the Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality in Oakland, California, to demand an end to racist police brutality in our communities.

WORD Los Angeles joined Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV) for a march in Los Angeles. WORD supports JFAV in demanding full equity for Filipino-American veterans, and we stand in support of the widows and family members who have been denied compensation and benefits for more than 66 years.

Across the country, WORD has joined demonstrations in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against U.S. aid to Israel throughout Israel’s eight-day bombing of Gaza.

WORD will continue to stand with the Palestinian people now that a ceasefire has been reached. Please read and share our statement condemning the attacks:

We believe that the issue of war is an issue of women’s rights too. As women, children and their families suffer the indignation of occupation, as they are killed and maimed by weaponry paid for by U.S. tax dollars, we call on everyone to join in solidarity with the Palestinian people.


We need your support to continue our efforts in building the struggle for women’s rights across the United States. Can you make a small donation? Any donation is appreciated, and every cent goes directly to literature and other resources for the struggle. Thank you for your continuing support.


1. The Mind of RD Revilo - November 28, 2012

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2. kynamorgan - November 28, 2012

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3. nmartinez1938 - December 4, 2012

Reblogged this on Bucket Wish List Dreams & My Life and commented:
Shirley Chisholm, fourteen years my senior, was certainly a star advocate for human rights in Brooklyn, NYC. Our paths never crossed, but came very close. As Chaiman of a Parent Teachers Association for a pilot educational program, who publicly opposed the doings of Samuel Wright former NYS Assemblyman, the community struggles were fierce. It is a warming of my heart to see SC, being not only remembered, but her legacy continues.

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