KCDW’s Equality Day, Fundraisers

Women’s Equality Day

The Knox County Democratic Women celebrated Women’s Equality Day on August 26. Originally planned as an in-person event, it was moved online due to COVID considerations. This year’s focus was on family and community health and safety. KCDW’s dynamic line-up of speakers included:

  • Julia Warga, Mount Vernon City Council Member and At-large Candidate
  • Mary Chapa, KCDW President, Knox County Board of Elections Member
  • Kelly Brenneman, Executive Director, United Way of Knox County
  • Emily Morrison, Member of the Mental Health and Recovery Board for Licking and Knox Counties, Member Knox County Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Peg Tazewell, Executive Director, Knox County Head Start
  • Natalie Sekavec, Activist, daughter of Knox County Children and Family Services Director Matthew Kurtz

Musical entertainment by “Tao Bridge,” a duo composed of husband-and-wife team Brian and Jackie Moore, concluded the event.

KCDW Fundraisers

KCDW is running a fundraiser through mid-October to support local candidates and issues. The group is selling bath and body products from Jami Ingledue’s “Clean Resistance” line.

KCDW is also collecting donations for the Suicide Prevention Coalition’s 5K.

For more information regarding the fundraiser, or to donate to the Suicide Prevention Coalition’s 5K, email Mary Chapa at marychapa.knox@gmail.com.

The Knox County Democratic Women’s mission is to identify, recruit, and train women to hold positions of leadership in the government, and community at all levels. KCDW also seeks to provide public forums on issues, legislation, and political candidates; support the principles of the Democratic Party; work for the election of Democratic candidates; and promote the health and welfare of women.

KCDW meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. To join KCDW or find out more information about the organization, contact Mary Chapa at marychapa.knox@gmail.com or search “Knox County Democratic Women” on Facebook to visit the group’s page.