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The Women’s Security Council: A Grassroots Woman-Centered Response to the Current Presidential Campaigns

Award-winning quilt: Mother Earth and Her Children, by Sieglinde Schoen Smith of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

From the brand new (created today)  Women’s Security Council welcome page: 

The basis of American democracy is that when the government ceases to work for the people, the people have a right to start a new one. The US government has had almost 300 years to begin to work for women, and we are unsatisfied with the state of women and children, the poor and the elderly, the minority religions and races, and the disabled in this country. To improve the lives of Americans of every age, race and gender, we propose to institute a new form of consensus government, based on the original American democracy, that of the Indigenous tribes like the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) which have both male and female bodies of government that work in complimentary ways.

The Women’s Security Council is intended to be a sort of women’s Congress that will reach out to the disenfranchised among us who don’t have lobbyists and corporations working for them. We also intend to speak for those who have no voice, the flora and fauna, our land, our rivers, streams and oceans, the Planet and the air around Her, as a part of the sacred trust that women owe to Mother Earth. We love our country but we are also Matriots and as women we recognize that all children are our children and we are members of the global community, without limits or borders, that is Womanhood.

We invite you to join us in this quest to return government to the hands of the American people and to speak for the least among us.

The  Women’s Security Council would like to facilitate the creation of circles in each of the 50 states and in the U.S. territories with regular meetings on local level and annual meetings on the national level.  The WSC website is a wiki, meaning all who register can contribute, start discussions, add pages, and be active participants in this project.

For all of the excitement and intrigue of the U.S. presidential elections, one thing is clear:  none of the current Democratic or Republican candidates, if elected, will be able to even begin to create the kind of revolutionary change we need in order to save our lives as women, the earth, the skies, oceans, creatures, all benificent life.  I feel very hopeful about the possibilities for this project.  Spread the word!

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3 thoughts on “The Women’s Security Council: A Grassroots Woman-Centered Response to the Current Presidential Campaigns

  1. What an inspiring project. I love that gorgeous quilt.

    Posted by allecto | February 10, 2008, 9:22 am
  2. What a wonderful thing to read first thing in the morning!!!

    Posted by Jeyoani | February 10, 2008, 3:35 pm
  3. Finally – a quasi governmental type group for women. Long overdue. A good first step.

    Posted by Branjor | February 10, 2008, 9:32 pm

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