New York, NY– Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women launched a two-minute video entitled “Votes For Women.” The video features activists and advocates who have fought for gender justice and whose work aligns with the gains women have made throughout history. Excerpts from speeches by Carrie Chapman Catt, Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Gloria Steinem are heard throughout the video as the faces of movement leaders, including newly elected Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash), are shown.
WATCH NOW: We will not be silent as elected officials attempt to roll back our rights. We will fight against any attempt by state houses, Congress or this Administration to limit rights or freedoms in our country, particularly the rights of those most marginalized.Stand with us as we fight for justice.Created by Frank Chi and A Angélique Roché. Production of this video was provided in part by a grant from Art Matters Foundation.
Posted by Ms. Foundation for Women on miércoles, 18 de enero de 2017
“As we prepare for the inauguration of President-elect Trump, the Ms. Foundation for Women stands ready to lead the fight for equity and justice,” said Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO at the Ms. Foundation for Women. “We’re launching this video as a rallying cry for people across the country to stand together and say that we will not be silent as elected officials attempt to roll back our rights. We will fight against any attempt by Congress or this Administration to limit rights or freedoms in our country; particularly the rights of those most marginalized.”
The video crescendos with an image of Secretary Clinton as a symbol of the progress made by the Women’s movement and rewinds back to pictures from its start at Seneca Falls. It concludes with the voices of men expressing regressive views on women’s rights, including the voice of Donald Trump in an artistic nod to what his presidency represents and ends with a simple message: “We won’t go back.”
Production of the video was provided in part by a grant from Art Matters and released in advance of the historic Women’s March on inauguration weekend. The video features (in order of appearance):
- GRAMMY® nominated artist, songwriter Carolyn Malachi
- Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
- Nevin Caple, Co-founder of LGBT Sportsafe
- Miriam Yeung, Former Executive Director of the National Asian American Pacific American Women’s Forum
- Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)
- Teresa Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women
- Mara Hoffman, fashion designer, President and CEO of her eponymous clothing label
- Andrea Pino, Co-founder of End Rape on Campus
For more than 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in trailblazing organizations nationwide.