Happy Girl Scouts Centennial Celebration!
Girl Scouts was founded one-hundred years ago today, on March 12, 1912. The organization aims to empower girls to grow up to be leaders. It teaches girls the value of civic engagement. As a result, two-thirds of the women serving in the United States Congress are former Girl Scouts.
In honor of today’s centennial celebration of Girl Scouts, I’m celebrating female leaders in Ohio. I’m celebrating the female leaders whose policies help to empower the next generation of female leaders. I’m celebrating the female leaders who have taken their civic duty so seriously that they’re running for public office.
Today, you can help support these women by following them on Facebook and Twitter. The more likes and followers they receive, the more it helps them win their campaigns. It also serves as a way for you to see what they post, and if you like it, share it with your friends so they can also learn about these women and the good things they stand for.
Female candidates for US Congress…
Here’s a video I made of Angela from a house party I was the lead organizer for…
US Congresswoman Betty Sutton
Here’s a video I made of Betty Sutton from the ODP Legacy Dinner…
Here’s a video I made of the Who’s Who in LGBT Columbus unveiling party, with Joyce Beatty in it.
Joyce Beatty appears to not be on Twitter yet.
US Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
Female candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives…
When I was out on the streets, protesting SB5 multiple times a week, sometimes more than once a day, I saw Maureen Reedy speaking at the microphone or bullhorn at almost every event. Here’s one of my favorite videos I made with her in it…
Maureen doesn’t have a public page you can “like” on FB yet, so you can send her a friend request here…
Here’s a video I made with Donna O’Connor in it…
Representative Denise Driehaus
Here’s a video I made with Denise in it…
Denise doesn’t seem to have a public Facebook page that you can “like” yet but you can send her a friend request here…
Traci TJ Johnson
Here’s a video I made with Cheryl Johncox…
I don’t think Cheryl Johncox has a website yet.
Female candidates for the Ohio Senate…
Tanyce J. Addison
Here’s a photo of Shannon and I with Tanyce at an OPD Women’s Caucus Party…
It seems like Tanyce isn’t on twitter yet.
(Teresa is in the same video I posted next to Donna O’Connor’s information)
Female candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court…
Justice Yvette McGee Brown
Here’s a video I made of Yvette at the ODP Women’s Caucus Brunch…
Mary Jane Trapp
Her twitter account is protected so you can send her a follow request at…
Female candidates for other offices…
All these amazing women will be verbally attacked from the right wing, so we need to rally around them and give them our full support. They are going into public office to look out for us, so we need to look out for them. In the same way these women will be (and have been) smeared and lied about by the radical right, Girl Scouts has as well. On this special day, let’s take a moment to look at the core principles of the Girl Scouts…
Girl Scout Promise, Law, Motto, and Slogan
On my honor, I will try:
To serve (fill in the word that best describes your deity or substitute a word that signifies what you serve if you don’t serve a deity. I would use the word humanity because I strive to serve humanity.) and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout policy states that the word “God” that was in the original version of the pledge, may be interpreted depending on individual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, “God” may be substituted with the word dictated by those beliefs.
I will do my best to be
Honest and Fair,
Friendly and Helpful,
Considerate and Caring,
Courageous and Strong, and
Responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
(The respect authority part of this law caused me to think about what the word authority means. After learning about the root meaning of the word, I’ve decided what the word means to me. The word authority describes accumulated knowledge, and achievement. It represents the trust we place in people to help us and guide us. It represents the trust we bestow on people when those people have earned that trust by exhibiting character, virtue and competence in the area we’re trusting them in. If someone is in a position of authority and they are abusing that authority, there is no reason to respect them. You should assertively challenge them. However, it is healthy to respect people who have accumulated knowledge, accomplishment and community trust.)
“Do a Good Turn Daily”
Let’s continue to support the Girl Scouts and continue to support honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong candidates for office in Ohio.