National Organization for Women Press Release

Leading Feminist Organizations to Hold ‘Enough is Enough’ Summit and Congressional Briefing April 25, 2018 in Washington, DC


In Cooperation with Representative Lois Frankel, Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group
Featuring Invited Members of Congress and Other Special Guest Speakers



April 11, 2018 

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, leading feminist organizations will gather in Washington to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault and say: “Enough is Enough.” Coalition partner groups including the National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority, National Congress of Black Women, UNITE HERE, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Legal Momentum, and National Council of Jewish Women will present a series of panel discussions featuring women from all walks of life. Advocates, survivors, litigators, legislators, agency officials, heads of prominent organizations, union leaders and activists will join together and discuss various facets of sexual violence in workplaces across industries. The Enough is Enough Summit and Congressional Briefing will address needed improvements in law and policy, recommendations for the most effective methods in preventing and dealing with sexual violence, and strategies to craft a more survivor-centric legal system.

WHAT: Enough is Enough Summit & Congressional Briefing

Discussion Topics to Include:

  • Strengthening Federal Law and Policy
  • Model State Laws and Workplace Policies
  • Preventing Retaliation, Fighting the Backlash and Aiding Survivors
  • Countering Misogyny and Changing the Culture

WHO: Convening Leaders and Program Participants:

  • Toni Van Pelt, President, National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Eleanor Smeal, Co-Founder & President, Feminist Majority
  • Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President, National Congress of Black Women
  • Maria Elena Durazo, General Vice President, UNITE HERE
  • Mónica Ramírez, President, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
  • Carol Baldwin Moody, Chief Operating Officer, Legal Momentum
  • Nancy Kaufman, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists:

  • Rep. Lois Frankel, Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group
  • June Barrett, Organizer, National Domestic Workers Alliance, We Dream in Black & Miami Workers Center
  • Gaylynn Burroughs, Policy Director, Feminist Majority
  • Sunu Chandy, Legal Director, National Women’s Law Center, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
  • Jess Davidson, Interim Executive Director, End Rape on Campus (EROC)
  • Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Anne Hedgepeth, Interim Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations, American Association of University Women
  • Debra Katz, Founding Partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
  • Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, Montgomery County, President, Women Legislators of Maryland
  • Sonia Ossorio, President, New York City NOW and NY State NOW
  • Maya Raghu, Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Carol Robles-Roman, National Board Member of NOW and Co-President, ERA Coalition
  • Nerexeda Soto, Server and Barista, Long Beach, UNITE HERE Local 11
  • Kathy Spillar, Executive Editor, Ms. Magazine
  • Gillian Thomas, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Women’s Rights Project
  • Mily Treviño-Sauceda, Activist, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
  • Deborah Vagins, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Research, American Association of University Women

For an updated schedule of events and speakers, please visit http://bit.ly/EnoughSummit2018.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2018; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center Congressional Auditorium & Atrium, CVC 200 First St. NE (at East Capitol St.), Washington, DC 20515

MEDIA: For media interested in attending the event, please contact Daniella Burgos at dburgos@scottcircle.com; 202.695.8221.

For media interested in interviews with any of the convening partners or speakers, please contact Dee Donavanik, ddonavanik@scottcircle.com; 202.695.8229.

GUEST RSVP: For more information on the Enough is Enough campaign and to RSVP for the Summit, please click here (free to attend).