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    U.S. Liaison

    Lucy Laederich
    (AAWE Paris)

    The FAWCO U.S. Liaison helps to coordinate FAWCO’s work with other overseas advocacy organizations and represents FAWCO’s positions in Washington during Overseas Americans Week, for example, or when legislation is drafted or introduced that directly affects Americans living and working overseas.




    In 2005, FAWCO conducted a survey of its members around the globe to learn how they would like to be represented in Washington: many people complain of "taxation without representation" and dream of a Congressperson or even a group of them to represent the large overseas American population without necessarily thinking of the constitutional challenge that would represent.

    This is...

    FAWCO Survey on Representation of Overseas Americans in Washington
    January - April 2005




    Breakdown of results

    Workshop results    

    Carried out and reported by Lucy Stensland Laederich
    FAWCO U.S. Liaison


    In our rapidly globalizing world, many tens of millions of people of many different nationalities have already left their home countries to live and work in foreign markets.

    Unanimous Resolution from the Council
    FAWCO Interim Conference
    March 24-29, 2004 - The Hague, Netherlands
    (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc.)


    FAWCO (the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc.), a non-partisan organization with more than 17,000 members in 33 countries, endorses the Equal Rights Amendment and urges its timely ratification by the following states:

    Alabama   Mississippi
    Arizona   Missouri

    FAWCO endorsement for the Equal Rights Amendment

    Written in 1923 by the suffragist leader Alice Paul, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification. The seven-year time limit in the ERA's proposing clause was extended by Congress to June 30, 1982,

    FAWCO was founded in 1931 by women concerned about international peace and citizenship rights.  Later, it was fired by women concerned about their voting rights, who worked with other overseas Americans to secure the right in 1975 to vote from overseas.  It has consistently championed citizenship and voting rights as being central to women's rights, which of course are inseparable...

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