Tend to your election fatigue and emotional overwhelm with the healing power of community.
We deserve to process and heal in the company of open-hearted, compassionate women who empathize with the bouquets of emotions we’re all holding close to our hearts. We deserve sanctuary. We deserve a moment to pause, to make space for feelings, and to identify what we need to move forward.
We are stronger together. We build our resilience in the knowledge that we are not alone. The unbearable weight of uncertainty becomes lighter when we allow others to lend a hand.
Over 46% of eligible voters didn't vote in the 2016 election. In swing states across the country, turning out first-time voters and those who are unlikely to vote could dramatically change the electorate and make a real impact on races up and down the ticket!
That's why the Napa Women's Circle engaged with Vote Forward, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower grassroots volunteers to help register voters from under-represented demographics and encourage them to vote to bring Letter Writing Saturdays to our community.
It's SO EASY to participate! We print stacks of 20 pre-written letters for you. Your job? Write one or two sentences about why voting is important to you, address the envelope, add a stamp...and spend physically distanced, mask-wearing, quality time with other locals dedicated to ensuring everyone who is able and eligible casts a vote in this election. Plus music, voting information, a RAFFLE, and general merriment.
Join us for
Letter Writing Saturdays!
October 10th: 11 - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
October 17th: 11 - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
COST TO PARTICIPATE
No cost to participate for all cis and trans women, trans men, as well as non-binary people.
Why We Vote
I vote because I don't want the pillars holding me up to be caffeine and Prozac. ~Gina Speizer
I vote because it is my civic duty to help transform this country into something we can all be proud of. ~Jenna Sanders
I vote because I want my voice to be heard and to have an impact on the best possible future for my family, my loved ones, and myself. ~Nicole Driscoll
I vote because I believe that in order to dream our way into a more perfect union, we have a right and a responsibility to make our voices heard. ~Shanle Vandermeer
Physically Distanced, Socially Connected
On March 19, 2020 Napa County began sheltering in place, or as we prefer to call it, staying safe at home. The air was heavy with fear, confusion, and uncertainty and we saw a community in need of emotional support, healing services, and good old fashioned connection. We have been floored by the generosity of our friends and local healers who felt this same need so deeply that they volunteered their time, energy, and expertise to help the Napa Women's Circle launch a series of *free* Wellness Workshops held throughout the first six weeks of our time at home.
We encourage you to connect with or donate to the healers who helped us give valuable services to our community at a time of need. Please consider paying it forward by hiring them if you need services they offer or referring people you know who may benefit from their work.