Today, you have two
powerful opportunities to act from your heart and make a real difference.
First, of course, get out and vote. Vote your conscience; vote for
the future you wish to co-create. Then, after you leave your polling
place, please reach
out to our young sisters from the Lower East Side
Girls Club devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Lower East Side Girls Club has always been dedicated to empowering
girls; now we at CODEPINK can help
them get their heads above water.
All the girls of the Lower East Side Girls Club and their families
have been deeply impacted by the massive storm. After going without
electricity for four days, all the food in their refrigerators has
spoiled and needs to be replaced. Those living on lower floors also
need to replace furniture and clothing and other flood-soaked belongings.
The greatest loss these girls face, however, may be the loss of their
The parents of these girls are day workers, nurses aides, deli countermen,
and retail clerks. With no subways to get them to work, they face
diminished paychecks, which makes recovering from the storm that much
more difficult. With less money coming in, just restocking the fridge
or paying the cell phone bill can set a family back in disastrous
is proud to be partnering with the Lower
East Side Girls Club to give these families “get
back on your feet and fill the fridge” mini grants. Every dollar you
donate, up to $5000, will be matched. Please
donate generously here.
If you are in New York, you can also donate non-perishable food directly
at the Girls Club, 56 East 1st Street, between 11am – 6pm through
Wednesday. The Parlor Showroom is also hosting a food drive to support
the Girls Club this Wednesday and Thursday at 7 Mercer Street (at
Howard), 2nd floor in Soho.
voting and helping out the girls of the Lower
East Side Girls Club are affirmations of hope
in the future of our country. Please vote wisely and give
generously. Plus spread
the word on twitter. Show these girls we believe
in them; show them we won't let a storm get in the way of their dreams.
And be assured that no matter who wins the election, we at CODEPINK
will continue to work toward creating a just and peaceful future for
all our children. (Photos above
of the LES Girls Club and CODEPINK marching together to end violence
on women & rebuild after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, 2008)
Thank you for your voice and your generosity,
Holly, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, Sam, and Tighe