Here’s what the call to action says:
Progressive Women’s Voices program has become a cornerstone of The
Women’s Media Center. We are “changing the conversation” by making sure
that there are plenty of qualified, authoritative, progressive women
experts available to editors, reporters, producers, and bookers.
first year of the program, we intensively media trained 33 women who
have gone on to earn over 1000 media hits year to date. Our inaugural
class was a stellar group, with experts in foreign policy, reproductive
rights, environmental issues, racial justice, voting rights, the
history of feminism, immigrant communities, outsider cultures, national
security, and many more areas of expertise.
With our training and help,
in 2008, our PWV women wrote Op Eds in the Washington Post and The New
York Times, features for Elle and New York magazine, were quoted in USA
Today, Forbes, Variety, Mother Jones, the Wall Street Journal, Slate,
Salon, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, on the Associated Press
and Reuters wires, appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CBS
Nightly News, Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, The Tyra Banks Show, PBS’s “To
The Contrary,” Bill Moyers, on numerous NPR shows, and in hundreds of
other significant media outlets.
We are now accepting
applications for our 2009 Progressive Women’s Voices classes. We have
three classes scheduled for the year. The first class will be training
in New York Feb 6-7, March 6-7, and April 3-4, with all travel expenses
paid for by the WMC. Applications for the first class will be open from
now until December 15th.
you know of a woman whose voice should be heard in the media, please
forward this email to her and encourage her to apply. If the first
class does not work for her, we have two more planned later in the
year, so please encourage her to check our website for complete program
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