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Women Making A Difference

The first full week in September was series of exciting events for our organization. We are now in full swing coming into the fall season. Our scheduled salute to our candidates postcard writing event on Tuesday, September 6, was well attended (see our attached postcard). Members arrived two hours early to work on the 1,500 … Read more

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Pauli Murray – Civil Rights Defender

This month we celebrate Pauli Murray. She is the descendent of a North Carolina slave and a slave owner. Her rich life as a lawyer, teacher, poet, feminist and women’s rights activist is a fitting tribute in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. Pauli Murray was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov 20, 1910, the fourth … Read more

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Women Must Demand: Equal Opportunity, Equal Justice & Equal Treatment

Equal opportunity, equal justice and equal treatment of women are on the ballot this November. The Supreme Court with the appointments of Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney-Barrett turned over a 50-year precedent and reversed a right that reached into the bedroom of every woman, denying her reproductive freedom. Women should judge rightly this November how … Read more

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Roe V Wade

Today the unthinkable has happened! Fifty years of precedent gone. I don’t even remember when the right to make the choice about my body, was not my own. Today we feel defeated, but we DO NOT have time for that. If there is anything that can come of today’s rollback of women’s rights, it is the might that … Read more

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City of Geneva Protest on Repeal of Roe V. Wade Draws KCDW Members

KCDW Chair Carolyn Bird Salazar, along with members Maura Hirchauer (featured in the above photo) and Kim Tarver stood in solidarity yesterday with a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices. Leaked news that Roe V. Wade will be overturned by the Supreme Court is certain to have the negative effect in this year’s … Read more

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SIDELINED: WOMEN NEED CONGRESS TO ACT

Women are treading water in the return to employment. Clearly, women are on the frontlines in terms of contributions made to a greater society, but attaining political and economic empowerment is still not within their grasp. Women have not returned to pre-pandemic employment like their male counterparts. As AXIOS has reported in the “1 big … Read more

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A Message From KCDW Chair – Carolyn Bird Salazar

Hi all! I am excited to be the new Chair of the Kane County Democratic Women. I am one of the founding members and have seen over these last 4 years how effective it is when women come together in a common cause. Women are bridge-builders, collaborators and frankly, doers! My vision going forward is … Read more