NDWA Atlanta is Getting Out the VOTE!
As part of our efforts to develop the leadership of our members, increase domestic worker participation in the electoral process, and to build political support for issues that pertain to domestic workers (wages, inclusion in the National Labor Relations Act, affordable health care), the Chapter has embarked on civic engagement work.
November 4th is ELECTION DAY
What are the seats that are up for election? How do I know what each position is responsible for? How do these positions impact MY life? These questions and more can be answered using our Who's Who in Georgia Politics Voter Guide, co-created with Strong Families and SPARK RJ. Click HERE to access the Guide.
CALL TO ACTION - fight BACK against voter suppression in Georgia
The Secretary of State is responsible for processing all voter registration forms and as of today there are tens of thousands of applications unaccounted for. Secretary of State Brian Kemp must answer for the 40,000 missing voter registration applications. We need to hold Kemp accountable. The New Georgia Project (voter registration organizing) and the NAACP have filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State. There are 3 actions we are calling on our members to participate in:
PACK THE COURTS. The lawsuit will be heard this Friday October 24th at 9 AM. We need to show up and pack the court, let them know that Georgians are watching (Location TBD).
RALLY AT THE CAPITOL. We need to show up in large numbers to bring national attention to the voter suppression that is happening in Georgia. We need to everyone to come to the rally Monday October 27th at 3:30 PM at the Georgia State Capitol (206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334)
GET THE WORD OUT. After the rally, we need folks to come back to our office to call all of our members, alert them to the voter suppression that’s happening, and remind them to come out and vote on November 4th. Phone banking will take place Monday October 27th from 6 to 8:30 PM at our office (250 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, Suite 212).
The National Domestic Workers Alliance is thrilled to be building a growing chapter of African American domestic workers in Atlanta. NDWA was founded in Atlanta in 2007, and Atlanta has been home to the domestic worker’s movement that we are building on – from the Atlanta washerwomen’s strike of 1881, led by the Washing Society; to the Atlanta-based National Domestic Workers Union of America in the 1960s and 70s led by Dorothy Bolden. We are excited and proud to deepen our organizing effort in Atlanta and the South!
Driving from North: 75/85 S to exit 246 Fulton St
Driving from East: I-20 W to exit 58B Hill St
Driving from West: I-20 E to exit 56B Windsor St
By Bus: 32 to Hill St
In collaboration with the Atlanta Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the Auburn Avenue Research Library hosted Revitalizing the Voices of Domestic Workers: The Ongoing Struggle for Dignity and Respect on February 23. This community discussion examined the past, present, and future of the sociopolitical organizing of domestic workers in the United States. This event included a panel discussion on the role of domestic workers in the Civil Rights and Labor Movement. The discussion focused on Dorothy Bolden, who founded the National Domestic Worker’s Union in Atlanta, Georgia in 1968, and the role the National Domestic Workers Alliance plays today in continuing the legacy of Dorothy Bolden. More information »
According to the National Domestic Workers Alliance's (NDWA) groundbreaking report Home Economics:The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work, 65 percent of domestic workers in the United States do not have health insurance, and only 4 percent receive employer-provided health insurance. The Atlanta Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance is proud to be a member of the Cover Georgia coalition. The Medicaid expansion will significantly increase the number of women insured across the country, and that includes domestic workers - women who work in the home with little to no protections.
For more information on the coalition, go to: www.coverga.org