October 20, 2020

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Brooklyn Dems & DNC
Hosting Live-streamed
Pre-Debate Women's Panel
BROOKLYN, NY – On Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET, Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte(AD-42) and Democratic National Committee Deputy Political Director Taylor Barnes will host a virtual pre-debate women’s panel. 

The powerful lineup of speakers includes New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Assemblymember Latrice Walker (AD-55) and Council Member Farah N. Louis (CD-45). 

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many women to leave the workforce this year, furthering the economic gender gap and setting us back years. In addition, the passing of a feminist icon, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has left our health-care equity and reproductive rights hanging in the balance. Join us for a conversation on what is at stake in November and learn how we can unite to narrow the gender gap, mobilize and get out the vote. 

The event will be live-streamed on the Kings County Democratic County Committee Facebook and YouTube pages. Please submit questions in advance to Webinar attendees can register below.
"We are at a pivotal moment in history for women," said Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (AD-42). "Pay equity, women's reproductive rights and access to health care are all on the line this November. More than that, women are eager for an opportunity to rid the White House of the same misogynistic rhetoric we have heard for the last four years. I look forward to hosting this panel Thursday with the Democratic National Committee, featuring distinguished female leaders from Brooklyn."
"Women are bearing the brunt of President Trump’s disastrous policies," said Taylor Barnes (DNC). "Millions of women have lost their jobs or been forced to leave the job market, and millions more, disproportionately women of color, are working on the frontlines of the pandemic as healthcare professionals and essential workers. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris get it. They see these women. And they have a plan to contain COVID-19, safely reopen schools, and ensure more economic opportunity for all. It's never been more important to make our voices heard at the ballot box, encourage our friends and family to vote, and pick up a virtual volunteering shift if we can!"
"It is more important than ever to have our leadership reflect America's diversity," said New York Attorney General Letitia James. "For every woman who has come before us, and for every woman that comes after us, we must come out in droves in this election and ensure that the hopes and dreams and needs of the women of this country are met. The fact is, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris understand what matters most to Americans, and American women, and they have what it takes to bring our nation together and moving forward again. When women turn out, women win. When women win, America wins."
“This is a critical moment for women in the history of our country,” said Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12). “We are facing a confluence of important events: the second time in history a woman is the Vice-Presidential nominee on a major party ticket and a Supreme Court nominee who, based on her previous writings, wants to roll back any progress women have made within the past half century. This election season, our equality, our choice, our healthcare, and our democracy are all on the ballot. This is the time to stand up, speak out, and vote. Thank you to the Democratic National Committee and the Brooklyn Democratic Party for hosting this important conversation. I am honored to serve the people of Brooklyn alongside these formidable women.”
"Since the pandemic, women left the workforce at four times the rate of men," said Assemblymember Latrice M. Walker (AD-55). "Women and children are more likely to be food insecure and access to housing and healthcare a scarcity. This is why we have to vote like our lives, livelihoods, and futures depend on it, because it does. I encourage everyone, particularly women, to understand that we must vote our values and our interests in this election. We must have fairness, justice equity across the board."
"Women represent the majority of American voters, yet are underrepresented in every branch of government. As we celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment, it is paramount that women exercise their right to vote now more than ever before to advance gender equality. The presidential election on November 3rd will determine the outlook of the Supreme Court and the White House on gender-based discrimination and violence. We must amplify our voices to protect our rights while ending the disparities in healthcare and the workplace. I am honored to be a part of the conversation amongst my sisters to organize and mobilize our communities to vote. It is our shared responsibility to protect all women and this election is a crucial step in shaping our future," said Council Member Farah N. Louis (CD-45).
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