Today marks the start of the We Won’t Wait Summit in National Harbor, MD. The #WeWontWait2016 Summit brings together a group of powerful organizations that work to improve the conditions of women and families by elevating the voices of women of color, low-income and poor women, immigrant women, and young women to call for a policy agenda that promotes economic security and communities that thrive.

Over 1500 women will get together over the next two days in National Harbor, MD (I’m fortunate enough to be one of them, traveling with MomsRising/MamasConPoder’s delegation!)

The We Won’t Wait Collaborative is made up of 11 organizations:

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All* Above All

Black Women’s Roundtable

Caring Across Nations

Family Values at Work

Forward Together

Make It Work

MomsRising

Ms. Foundation for Women

National Domestic Worker Alliance

ROC United

Strong Families New Mexico

 

This historic gathering will bring together over 1,000 community leaders and organizers from around the country to discuss issues that affect women and families of color.

The Issues That Are Important to Women of Color

We Won’t Wait is focusing on the issues that matter to women of color:

    • Immigration Reform
    • Criminal Justice Reform
    • Voting
    • Elder Care
    • Child Care
    • Equal Pay
    • Paid Leave
    • Sick Leave
    • Health Care Access
    • Reproductive Justice

 

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by looking at the hashtag #WeWontWait2016. You can also follow me @dianalimongi on Twitter!