Human Rights

Statement by CWA Vice President Claude Cummings, chair of the CWA Human Rights Committee, and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

This week’s action by Democratic convention delegates points to the tremendous contrast between Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be nominated for President by a major political party, and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, who was nominated last week.

I could not be prouder that my party nominated Hillary Clinton for President, making her the first women in our nation’s 240-year history chosen as a major party presidential nominee.  History was made. One of the last glass ceilings is deeply cracked and ready to shatter.

Click here to read the entire statement.

CWA Human Rights Biennual Conference 

August 21, 2016 to August 24, 2016

CWA Human Rights Department, in conjunction with the Civil Rights and Equity and Women's Committee, hosted the biennual conference on human rights August 21st-24th, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency. The conference featured thought provoking workshops and plenary session. Please click HERE to view photos from the conference.

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Women’s Committee

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The Mission of the CWA National Women’s Committee is to educate, inspire and empower women while working all sides of the CWA triangle.

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The mission of the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity is to build a union where members of all cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender, disabilities, ages and nationalities feel welcomed, respected and heard; and where the leadership reflects the diversity of our membership.

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