October 14, 2018
Smith College Forum: Women and the 2018 Elections
According to polls, an unprecedented majority of women disapprove of President Trump and Congress, numbers only likely to climb in the wake of Justice Kavanaugh's appointment. Meanwhile, women and femmes are are engaged in the political process like never before, and are running for office in record numbers.
On Sunday, October 14 at 7pm, in Graham Hall in the Hillyer Art Building, join the Smith College Democrats for a discussion of where we’ve been and where we are going. Featuring three first-time female candidates - State Representative-Elect Lindsay Sabadosa, State Senator-Elect Jo Comerford, and Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, former candidate for the US House of Representatives. Elizabeth Silver, the Chair of the Northampton Democratic City Committee and the leader of the Western Massachusetts Take Back the House campaign, will be on hand to discuss current efforts to bring new voices to Washington.
"I'm back at MoveOn until mid-December, so I experienced the campaign to block Kavanaugh's nomination up close. This loss is unspeakably wrenching. My solace has been—and I expect will be—the tireless national organizing led by survivors of sexual violence and allies that galvanized our nation. May we remain strongly united.