The Strong Women Action Network (S.W.A.N.) is a national organization founded by Alterra Hetzel. The group supports and encourages women in high impact social-civic action. We’ll have more about S.W.A.N. soon. In the meantime, please view their website – https://www.swanimpacts.org/ for more information.
The organization keeps a blog, which we’ve pulled a feed below. Click on the stories to read them in full on the S.W.A.N. website.
If anger isn’t the appropriate emotion, I don’t know what is!
by Stephanie on August 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm
Written by Stephanie McGencey, President and Founder, Women’s Equity Center and Action NetworkI feel like I am under siege. Every. Single. Day. When I read the paper, watch cable news shows or […]
by Kelly on July 20, 2017 at 10:35 am
I grew up in Nebraska, a solidly red state. My great-grandmother, Eva Kelley-Bowring, and Margaret Chase Smith of Maine were the first two female Republican Senators in history. For all of my […]
Are we strong women? You bet your ass we are.
by Stacey on July 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm
I live in Texas. Collin County, to be exact, which is just north of Dallas. Collin is a red county where Democrats have voted Republican in the primaries for twenty plus years so as not to be "outed" […]
Complacency is a dead-end road. No shortcuts to freedom!
by Alterra on June 27, 2017 at 12:04 pm
On November 4, my husband and I ended our 7-year union. We agreed to wait four days to sort out the details. Why four days? Because I had to work for Hillary. I was hurt, I was scared, and I was […]
Overcoming Fears. We MUST persist, resist, and conquer.
on June 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm
I became a voter during Obama’s presidency. Man, those were the good ol’ days. Like many of you, I woke up on November 9th shocked by the state of affairs in this great country we are all […]
Inspiration and Determination of a Nation
by Nicole on June 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm
This past Memorial Day we observed the 100th birthday of former President John F. Kennedy and it brought to mind one of his more famous and inspirational quotes. In his inaugural address on January […]
To Really Make America Great Again, We Need To Empower Our Youth
by Kai on May 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm
I recently visited Washington, D.C. for the first time since the inauguration. I love D.C. and expected to feel the same sense of pride I’ve always felt visiting our Nation’s capital. I […]
Mother’s Day Blog: In Honor of my Mother, Marilyn Cohen
by Shelley on May 14, 2017 at 11:10 am
My mother, Marilyn, died four years ago. Her one regret in dying was that she would not be alive to see Hillary become president. A few weeks before her death she implored me to do all I could do for […]
HELP WANTED FOR JON OSSOFF - IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO!
by Lucia on May 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm
During the last couple of months, a new grassroots movement started when former congressman Tom Price was selected by Donald Trump as Secretary of Human Services, leaving a vacant spot for a new and […]
SWAN's March for Climate - Protect Our Planet
by SWANs Nationwide on May 3, 2017 at 11:55 am
And, no, Leo isn't a SWAN (yet) but he WAS in DC Marching for Climate! […]