Crewe International Women's Day - Women's Equality

Crewe International Women's Day

Crewe International Women's Day

Hello Friend 

WE’re back in Crewe - come and say Hi!

WE have a table at the Crewe International Women’s Day celebration on Saturday. We’re really looking forward to seeing you - it's a fabulous event with plenty of stalls and activities so do come along!

 

You can wish us a happy birthday too as the Women’s Equality Party reaches 7 years of campaigning for equality on 2nd March, and to celebrate one lucky visitor to our stall could be in with a chance to win a signed copy of On This Day She co-written by Dr. Ailsa Holland, Macclesfield poet, author and activist, it contains the histories of women who #BreakTheBias in many different ways.

 

A supporters sub-group in Crewe

WE may have already met you at one of our last Crewe IWD events, but COVID stopped us from making progress with our plans to create a local sub-group. Lots of you were full of enthusiasm so can WE try again? Now that we’ve seen what a difference a WE Councillor has made in Congleton when equality gets on the agenda, one of our Branch Officers who lives in Crewe, would really like others to join her and become part of a group to build momentum and support in the area to reap the same benefits in Crewe!

 

Why everything is about politics

So many people feel like politics is not for them, but unfortunately it impacts so much of our life and our society. Decisions about services and spending ARE politics. Unless you are Greta Thunberg or Marcus Rashford it is difficult to make change. It is only when we work together that we can #BreakTheBias.

One of the things WE’ve been surprised about is that while WE know Equality is better for Everyone, some of the things Kay has brought up in Congleton Town Council have just never been discussed before but once they are, they find broad cross-party support and actions become set in motion to address the inequalities raised.

Tell us what you want your Councillors to do

You don’t have to stand as a Councillor yourself, but we can all play our part to support someone who will. It all starts with a chat - come and tell us what’s happening or not happening, what’s driving you nuts and what you want Crewe elected representatives to be doing to make the lives of all residents better. Hear more about our work in Congleton and let’s build a sub-group to get the same for Crewe!

 

Thank you for continuing to support equality!

Jane, Sally, Louise, Deborah, Kay

Women's Equality Cheshire East Branch Officers

 

Armchair Action list

View the Actions to Take list. There are petitions and surveys for both local and national campaigns covering a range of social, health and environmental topics aligning with equality and social justice for women.

SAVE THESE DATES

International Women's Day 2022: Crewe event 5th March, Unveiling Elizabeth 8th March, Branch meeting 23rd May

 

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Here's Ailsa with a handy guide to expressing yourself with your own banners

 

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