A Letter From Lori,
Founder of Fems For Change
It was November 2016. I felt alone, surrounded by those who supported policies that divided, discriminated, and kept people down. I was never really an activist before, but the results of this election felt different. The principles I lived by felt under assault. I had to do something. I grabbed a piece of paper and started listing neighbors, friends, family, fellow parents, community volunteers - anyone I could think of who might share my beliefs, ideals and moral compass - no matter party affiliation. When I got home, I wrote a letter to everyone on the list, asking them if they shared my vision for our future. Some people didn't respond. Some people flat out told me "no." But then people started to say "yes." We met up over coffee and at my dining room table, and from those initial meetings came the workforce for “Fems for Change.” The goal was to create a non-partisan, not-for-profit group to continue to encourage women to use their voices for positive change. That’s how Fems for Change was born.
If you are reading this letter from me, I want to say thank you. We now have more than 1,000 members, where one small insignificant action - something I thought I was just doing within my own inner circle - has swelled into a momentum of support. We have met and recruited more amazing women than I can count. We have formed partnerships and allies and right now, in this very moment, we are working our very hardest to fight every day for the values that this country was founded upon, a country we all so dearly love.
Welcome to Fems for Change. Take a look around, and I hope you can join us.