After the Women's March on Washington on January 22, 2017, the leaders encouraged participants to organize community groups that could transform the energy of the march into local and national action. The goal of these "Huddles" was to be "positive, inclusive, action-oriented and grounded in the tradition of nonviolent resistance." Inspired, Veronica put out the call to her like-minded friends. They did more than just show up. They shared intimate pieces of their lives, inspired each other to take action and committed to the fight to win back this country.
Mission & Values
We are all first time activists. We are professional women who have cultivated our talents in diverse industries and functions. And we have been awakened to our capacity to effectively drive positive, progressive change in our country.
We work in support of women, families, immigrants, the environment, science, civil liberties, equality, and democracy. We reject the racist, misogynist, fascist, fear-based policies set forth by the current administration and their Republican allies.
We will support progressive causes, engage in direct action, and enable others like us to join in political activism.
We will be strategic and we will execute with excellence. And we will not be stopped.
Through this work, we will turn the House Democratic and restore a check on the unfettered activity of this hateful administration and we will ensure our local representatives are unyielding in their support for progressive causes.
Background on Our Name
We like the dichotomy the name implies, because we feel it. We are ladies! We're well spoken, we're considerate, we're generally polite. And we have benefited from the educational and economic opportunities afforded to us by the existing power structure. Yet, we are resisting it. We deeply feel the dichotomy between what we know to be the greatness of America and the current betrayal of it.
Also, we started our activism with good ol' Victorian style letter writing.