2013 Gloria Steinem Membership Conference
50 students. 22 chapters. 13 states. The fantastic student leaders who joined us for the Gloria Steinem Membership Conference came from all over the country, from California to Pennsylvania, small women’s colleges to big state schools. But they all came to Washington, DC ready to level up their understanding of reproductive justice and their advocacy tools.
The weekend covered everything from sex-ed policy to how to create a more inclusive culture in their chapter. Each chapter got time to work with URGE staff to plan campaigns tailored to their campus. They ended the weekend by heading to Capitol Hill to talk to their elected officials about abortion funding in DC and the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act.
Here’s what some of the students had to say:
“URGE is so great at providing people with passion and ideas with platforms to make change. I now see that I will definitely find a career in feminism when I graduate.” – Amber
“As a political science major lobbying is a great opportunity and educational experience for me. I love lobbying and this experience has provided me with the decision that I want to be a lobbyist” – Billy
“This is the highlight of my summer” – Eleanora