TRANSITION FORUM Recap
Last week, we asked prominent leaders of women's organizations to send us their messages to President-elect Obama and his transition team. We asked these leaders to speculate about how might life be different—more equitable, healthier, more secure—for women and girls in an Obama era. What are their visions for an Obama Administration? Who are their ideal Cabinet picks? What new offices, government departments, or agencies would they like to see set up? What’s been most missing in President-elect Obama’s platform around women’s issues, and what messages would they like to send the transition team to rectify these lapses going forward? How do we move women and the issues women care about most from the margins to the center in this new administration? On Friday, we posted their responses. Links to those responses are here: Women Leaders Dream Big and Urge Transition Team to Bring Women and Women’s Issues to the Center of the New Administration, Says Council President Linda Basch Says Women’s Media Center President Carol Jenkins, “Our Work Has Just Begun” Women’s eNews Founder and Editor-in-Chief Calls for Office of Maternal Health, Title IX Task Force, and More Women’s Funding Network President and CEO Urges New Government to Embrace Women as Experts and Decision Makers White House Project President Calls for Presidential Commission on Women and Democracy National Women’s Studies Association Leader Calls for Federal Dept of Women’s Affairs National Women’s Law Center Says The Nation Has No Time to Spare An excerpted version of this forum is also posted at Huffington Post. Please feel free to add messages of your own in the comments section here or over at HuffPo! And be sure to check out pages at other sites, like this one at RH Reality Check and this one at feministing, where women are similarly voicing their hopes and dreams.