Tama County Democratic Party
The Party that Cares About You

Women

Monday, January 28, 2008 @ 6:30 p.m. at El Campesino, Hwy 30 Toledo. Bring an "Hot Topic" for discussion.
  

Democratic Women are...

...the Life of the Party!

Who are the Democratic Women of Tama County?

The Democratic Women of Tama County is a group of women associated with the Tama County Democratic Central Committee that meets independent of the Central Committee.

The goal of Democratic Women is to motivate women of all ages to become involved in the electoral process at all levels; as voters, as activists, and as candidates.

Democratic Women will provide women with a forum to discuss issues. It will provide an avenue for distribution of information to the women of Tama County. The group is not just for activists, it is also for those women interested in fellowship with like-minded individuals.

Initially, Democratic Women meetings will consist of GAB (Get a Backbone) Sessions. Each woman participating in the meeting will bring up a “Hot Topic” for discussion. “Hot Topics” will consist of current events, proposed legislation, books and articles read, etc. Democratic Women is a dynamic entity that will continue to evolve as its membership grows. The membership may eventually decide to pursue “good work” projects in the community.

Women in the Political Process

Women comprise 50.9% of the U.S. population.

61% of eligible women voters cast a ballot in 2004. Only 58% of eligible male voters cast ballots in 2004.

52% of women cast ballots for Kerry/Edwards in 2004. Only 45% of men voted for Kerry/Edwards.

Of the 335 members of the House of Representatives, only 67 (20%) are female. 44 Democrats, 23 Republicans.

There 14 (14%) female U.S. Senators. 9 Democrats, 5 Republicans.

Only 8 (16%) states have female Governors. 6 Democrats, 2 Republican.

Of the 100 members of the Iowa House, 25 members are female. 17 Democrats, 8 Republicans.

Women hold only 5 (10%) seats in the Iowa Senate. 1 Democrat, 4 Republicans.

Women earn 76 cents for every dollar men earn, down from 77 cents in 2002.

Women’s annual median income declined 0.6% between 2002 and 2003. The first decline since 1995.

Membership

Membership in the Democratic Women of Tama County is open to all registered Democratic women. As of now, there is no membership fee, although donations to the Tama County Democrats would be welcome. Democratic Women of Tama County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or even gender. Gentlemen are welcome to attend GAB Sessions.

For more information on Democratic Women contact:

Dori Rammelsberg-Dvorak

2937 240th St.

Clutier, IA 52217

(319)479-2937

women@tamademocrats.org

Welcome to the Party!