Need a name, a contact, have an issue, want to start a letter writing campaign, need a few of your friends to send emails on your behalf? Ask your 1000 Girlfriends to help. There is power in numbers and there is more power in 1000 women!
Kathy Scott is the founder of “Me and My 1000 Girlfriends, That’s Who!” now nearing 2300 GIRLFRIENDS on her Facebook page. She started the page in February 2010 when she found she could not get a return phone call from her local city council members on issues related to a city garden foundation, a foundation where she sat on the board. She asked her GIRLFRIENDS to mount an email campaign, which they willingly did. From that experience came the inspiration for “Me and My 1000 Girlfriends, That’s Who!” where GIRLFRIENDS can ask for help on various issues. The site has also become one of the most prolific in providing stories and quotes about the history of women, their concerns, their struggles and their triumphs.
In March, GIRLFRIENDS assisted in sending emails to Florida legislators and Governor Charlie Crist regarding a proposed bill that would have tied teacher pay to student progress, a measure that could have led to the exiting of top teachers from challenging school systems. Crist eventually vetoed the bill.