Words from our Co-founders

By Donna Moore

The date of 9/11 is burned into my mind like it was yesterday.  As I sat at home with my baby on my lap, watching the towers fall, fear and dread took hold. Deep down I knew I could not remain in a helpless state.  A couple of days later, I signed up for an EMT class, and shortly thereafter, joined a local volunteer fire department. 

Some years later -  on November 11, 2016 - that same spark was re-ignited. Again, fear and dread took hold in me. And again, I knew I had to spring into action and do something.  I am brand new to being a political activist, as are many of you, but I am determined to persist in the struggle we have ahead of us.  I know there are so many of us who feel that America is better when we take care of each other and work together to address the issues facing our nation. This is the purpose of our group, and we will do it together.

By Roseanne Olszewski

There comes a time in everyone's life when you know that it's time to take a stand. On the morning of November 9th 2016, I knew my time had come. I was devastated by the results of the presidential election. Male dominance and misogyny at its worst had won. I am dedicated to the activism necessary to resist the obliteration of the United States of America I know and love, to ensure the strides of justice, freedom, diversity and decency are not lost, forever. Rise. Resist. Reclaim our rights!

By Wendy Knafelc Schmidt

As a Clinical Social Worker, I have always considered myself to be a voice for the voiceless and an agent of change.  When Donna, Roseanne and I met for the first time a week after the election, we wanted to DO something. We created New Feminists for Justice to do just that.  It is so very important that we RESIST and be TRUTH tellers. The time is now!