If you registered to vote in the 2016 election and your ballot did not arrive by 8 October, fill out a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
Get a FWAB from:
the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP –https://www.fvap.gov); or
the US Vote Foundation (https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/FwabStart.htm).
Fill out the FWAB and send it to the local election official concerned. If your proper ballot arrives afterwards, fill it out and return it also; let the local election official decide which ballot to count.
Haven’t registered yet? Use the FWAB
Fall is upon us which means that a lot of things are happening very quickly. If you are an American citizen and you haven't yet done it, request your absentee ballot - before you take your next breath if possible. Dedicated FAWCO volunteers worked decades to ensure your right to vote - don't squander it!
Welcome back to a new club year. As many of you find your life shaped by the return of your children to school, many children around the world do not have access to an education. In support of our Target Program theme and the theme of this year's 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence Campaign, we are encouraging clubs to collect school supplies for local refugee children and/or participate in related activities, as detailed below. This bulletin also includes a final article on human trafficking in anticipation of the FAWCO Symposium, and our October bulletin will focus on rep...
Though the new club year is already well underway, it has taken the Environment Task Force a little more time than expected to get underway...but here is the first Environment Bulletin of the season! Our goal is to provide you with relevant information on environmental issues and we will be sending monthly Bulletins out from September - June. The members of the Task Force may call many different counties home, but we are working together to share our knowledge and concerns with you.
This month's Health Bulletin focuses on preventative medicine and wellness by outlining the benefits of walking your way to good health. There is also a "self examination" challenge for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Last month the 2016 GEM-Report - Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all was published. It replaces the EFA Global Monitoring Report and has a newly defined mandate to report on the progress of education under the 2030 Agenda. This is the first of a 15 part series, which will report on the progress of SDG4 and will explore the complex relationship between education and the other facets of sustainable development.
On September 13th, Carol-Lyn McKelvey, Co-Chair of the Education Task Force and I attended the German launch of the report in Bonn, Germany. I...
Welcome back! We hit the ground running this month with International Literacy Day on September 8th. Thank you to all of the member clubs who participated - from spreading the word to delivering books, all of your efforts were worthwhile and appreciated!
Stacy Lara, one of FAWCO's UN Reps in Geneva, has been appointed Executive Director of Graduate Women International (GWI). GWI, like FAWCO, is an international network of women working for change and advocating for women's rights, equality and empowerment, with a focus on access to quality education and training. We congratulate Stacy on this exciting new role, and look forward to possible future collaboration with GWI.
And we’re back!
Having taken the first few articles in this blog to lay some groundwork about global education we are now going to dive deeper into the issues. We are going to begin by looking at POVERTY.
Why Poverty? Because where it exists there is little hope and there is much desperation. It steals individual’s potential, denies them their rights and makes them vulnerable:
“Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, so...