Feminist Update: October 6, 2015

Feminist Update
Your weekly update on all things feminism. Keep up to date on the election, the news, and what is going on in the world of women.
WGF Updates: 

Some of WGF’s GirlGov‬ girls put their advocacy skills in action and stood with PPWP–Planned Parenthood of Western PA!
Crossroads Conference 2016 registration is now open! The conference will be held March 10 at the Sheraton Station Square. Visit www.crossroadsforwomen.com to register today!
In other news, WGF along with New Voices Pittsburgh, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Women’s Law Project are working to make Pittsburgh a CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) City! For more information on what CEDAW is, you can visit the petition and show your support by signing it.
In the News:
#62MillionGirls: Last weekend, first lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of her campaign #62MillionGirls which brings light to those who are not fortunate enough to receive education. During a personal appearance at the Global Citizen Festival, Michelle Obama calls upon the public to use the hashtag #62MillionGirls to bring awareness to this issue and promote a proactive stance on the issue. To see Michelle Obama’s full video, visit 62milliongirls.com
UN Summit, World Leaders Commitment to End Gender Discrimination: This weekend, leaders from around the world met in New York City to discuss and commit themselves to ending discrimination against women. These leaders are taking actions and have proposed concrete and measurable plans to do so. To view the full webcast visit unwomen.org
Election Updates:
Bernie Sanders’ Gains: Sanders has quickly gained financial ground on Hilary Clinton fundraising approximately $26 million. With this, despite Hilary Clinton’s lead, Sanders is being considered as a “serious alternative” in the upcoming election.
Donald Trump Remains Ahead: In a recent USA Today Poll, Trump remains in the lead with a 23% expected vote in the GOP primaries. However, his favorability was low at 27%.
 
Feminist of the Week: 
Born September 30, 1875, Anne Henrietta Martin was a suffragist, pacifist, and author. She was the  first American woman to run for the United States Senate. She was also a delegate to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, member of the executive committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and elected national chairperson of the National Woman’s Party.