Webcast meeting Wednesday, May 16th at 1:00 pm EST with U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Action Centerby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 15, 2012, under Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Latina matriarch political movement, mexican american women, Women Voters
I will be attending the webcast meeting. From the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce:
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™
Join the Breakthrough Campaign
Together, we will end the more than 15 years and $90 billion of discrimination against women-owned federal contractors
Dear DeeDee Garcia Blase:
I am reaching out to you to announce a very important advocacy campaign.
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is stepping up again to lead the charge to finally put an end to decades of financial discrimination against women-owned federal contractors. No more will we allow politicians to proclaim their love of women without putting the money (due us) where their mouths are — we expect our fair share of federal contracts. With your support and focused leadership on this very important issue, the political shell game will end here and now.
Year after year the federal government takes our tax dollars and spends our hard earned revenues without regard for the legal and moral obligation to award women-owned firms our fair share of federal contracts.
>>Join me for a web-cast meeting Wednesday, May 16th at 1:00 pm EST.
Did you know?
In 1994, Congress established an incredibly low 5% goal for contracting with women-owned firms. Since 1994, year after year, the federal government has failed to meet or beat the 5% goal for federal contracting with women-owned small businesses. The consequences of this discriminatory failure? Women-owned firms have lost $90 billion of dollars in opportunities. This colossal opportunity loss negatively impacts women’s business growth, retirement preparedness, our families, our employees, our employee’s families and our communities.
Between FY 1995 – FY 2010, the total lost to women-owned firms due to the failure of the federal government to meet the 5% contracting goal is $89,926,788,994.
We’re drawing the line in the sand today. Help us end this discrimination once and for all.
I look forward to working with you on this important campaign. Working together, we will get this done.
Margot Dorfman, CEO
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
P.S. In addition to the Breakthrough webcasts, register for:
- WOSB/EDWOSB Overview and Certification Process – 5/15/2012.
- Or, secure a women-owned business certification from the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. We are an authorized 3rd party certifier for the federal government WOSB/EDWOSB women-owned contracting set-aside program.