Black Experience

D.C. Women’s Group Sends Message to Former First Lady

Amid a nation’s uncertainty regarding the future of women’s rights, DC Women In Politics — an organization devoted to sharpening the political, educational, and economic skills of all females — prepares to send Michelle Obama a motivational message.

In celebration of the Obamas’ return to D.C. after recently departing from the White House, the organization on March 14 will personally deliver an oversized thank-you card with a message of continued support and a call to action to the former first lady.

Anita Shelton, founding member of the organization and longtime District resident and political activist, expressed her enthusiasm for presenting the token of appreciation and detailed what the note should symbolize for the immediate future.

“Our organization brings together a diverse group of women representing all wards of the city and recognizes moving ahead women and children,” said Shelton, 72. “Knowing that these two causes are also very near and dear to Mrs. Obama, provides the organization an opportunity to tell the former first lady that we are here to offer an arm of support in advocacy for these two concerns and also help to shape her agenda.”

Two critical items that DC Women In Politics hopes that Obama will specifically address are the miseducation of girls in schools and mental and physical health of both women and children.

Though the organization was spearheaded by various prominent black female D.C. political activists, the organization — which has now grown to over 300 members and over 2,000 regular participants since its inception in 2014 — attributes its success to women all across the city, recognizing a void in female leadership roles and political offices despite routinely accounting for the majority of D.C. voters.

“This is not just a women’s group, this is a women’s rights group,” Shelton said. “We are political and we are supporting women and we are dedicated to women who are interested in running for elected offices and to promoting the election of women to public offices and holding them accountable, for the betterment of D.C.”

Tags
Show More

Lauren M. Poteat

Lauren Poteat is a versatile writer with a strong background in communications and media experience with an additional background in education and development.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker