Crank It Up – We are Calling on All Crows to help end violence against women around the world!

Earlier this morning, Chad Stokes – lead singer of State Radio and co-founder of women’s empowerment organization Calling All Crows – stopped by the Amnesty DC office along with co-founder and Chairwoman Sybil Gallagher and Co-Executive Director Matt, for a quick visit as they prepped for a sold-out acoustic set tonight in Vienna, VA.

Calling All Crows and State Radio has been working closely with AIUSA to support and pass the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in Congress this year.  On their recent tour, State Radio and Calling All Crows has been highlighting IVAWA and the impact that passage of such a monumental bill would have in places such as the DRC where mass rapes were reported earlier this year, by calling on fans to reach out to their members of Congress in support of IVAWA!

CRANK IT UP – check out State Radio’s inspiring song and video “Calling All Crows” below. And to find out more about State Radio’s tour and the incredible activism that State Radio is engaged in, check out their website here.

As many of you already know, IVAWA creates a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing and responding to violence and places women at the center of U.S. foreign policy. It has the potential to reform social attitudes and address the underlying human rights abuses that leave women exposed to violence. AIUSA has been working hard with our coalition partners, our incredible grassroots, grasstops and of course State Radio and Calling All Crows, to pass IVAWA now! Your activism and support has and continues to be critical to passing IVAWA – so keep it up and TAKE ACTION NOW by:

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2 thoughts on “Crank It Up – We are Calling on All Crows to help end violence against women around the world!

  1. Ms Chang …

    Have seen you hard at work on progressive issues…

    Now on this one, confessing to you some worries…

    "IVAWA….. places women at the center of US foreign policy", you say ….

    Disturbing phrasing if it speaks of intimacy with such policy…

    Considering "foreign policy" is not the exertion of influence … but the use of power to shape relations between nations…

    & considering US foreign policy in particular, which is considering a warproducing, warmaking, dictating, aggressive, interventionist foreign policy, everywhere on earth….

    And THEN, the thought that "women's issues" will become central instruments of such a foreign policy towards other lands …

    & finally, you saying that AIUSA's "been working hard with OUR COALITION PARTNERS [such a phrasing of endearment & alignment]" on this women's matter………

    Which means …. ?

    That the women's issue will now be used by the war machinery in Afghanistan ?

    That the women's will be a central issue in the mind, motives & practices of this self – entrenching engine in Afghanistan ?

    How far ?

    & to what ends ?

    Are you working in partnership with what Petraeus is calling a war that will go on through his generation's lifetime & that of his kids' as well ??

    Or what Gates is calling "our"presence in Afghanistan "forever" ?

  2. Ms Chang …

    Have seen you hard at work on progressive issues…

    Now on this one, confessing to you some worries…

    “IVAWA….. places women at the center of US foreign policy”, you say ….

    Disturbing phrasing if it speaks of intimacy with such policy…

    Considering “foreign policy” is not the exertion of influence … but the use of power to shape relations between nations…

    & considering US foreign policy in particular, which is considering a warproducing, warmaking, dictating, aggressive, interventionist foreign policy, everywhere on earth….

    And THEN, the thought that “women’s issues” will become central instruments of such a foreign policy towards other lands …

    & finally, you saying that AIUSA’s “been working hard with OUR COALITION PARTNERS [such a phrasing of endearment & alignment]” on this women’s matter………

    Which means …. ?

    That the women’s issue will now be used by the war machinery in Afghanistan ?

    That the women’s will be a central issue in the mind, motives & practices of this self – entrenching engine in Afghanistan ?

    How far ?

    & to what ends ?

    Are you working in partnership with what Petraeus is calling a war that will go on through his generation’s lifetime & that of his kids’ as well ??

    Or what Gates is calling “our”presence in Afghanistan “forever” ?