We Can Have it All
Far too often have I found myself and other women I know falsely interpreting the premise that women “can’t have it all”—as though it’s some kind of Trolley Dilemma where we’re forced to choose.
In city halls, state capitals and the chambers of Congress, elected officials are making decisions about young women’s bodies, lives, and futures— without listening to our voices. We’re here to change that. Platform is a new training and lobby organization dedicated to ensuring the voices of all those who identify as young women, non-conforming, non-binary, and femme folx are heard in the rooms where decisions are made. We do this through:
Every month we will release a new Policy Debate Pack that serves as a guide to an issue, from lingo to key statistics to stakeholders to history to taking action.
Voter suppression is still alive and well in America. Voter suppression laws and measures like cuts to early voting, voter ID laws, and purges of voter rolls all disproportionately impact Black, Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, low-income, and transgender voters.
For far too long, the voices of women have been pushed aside for politicians’ personal interests. At Platform, we give women megaphones. Keep reading to learn about what women are really saying.
It is clear this country blatantly refuses to acknowledge, through physical representation, the historical efforts and successes of Black and Brown women to improve the lives of American citizens. Several white men and women have been memorialized for doing significantly less.