I am so proud of my friend Abena McAllister!
Right after the election, she created the Women of Action Charles County begin a transformation in our county. When we chatted about it, I told her how excited I was for her and that she had my support. She’s young, energetic and well connected in our community.
She created a FB group and asked us to add like-minded women to the group. At her first meeting last month, we had over 40 women of all backgrounds, faiths, and races in attendance.
At the meeting, ladies talked about the upcoming “A Day Without A Woman” on March 8th. With the support of Maggie Mudd-Stewart, they organized a strike, march and rally from our county courthouse to the county town hall.
We actually experienced people yelling at us. They said things such as “Go to Work”, “Crazy B**ches”, and “Get a Job”. We had several thumbs down – some even from women with their kids in the car. At first, I was annoyed, but I then started to feel sorry for those women. We were out there for their reproductive rights, access to health care for their kids and equal pay.
Overall, it was an amazing event and I am proud to have been able to support my sister friends! I am super excited about our next steps: PUBLIC OFFICE!!!