Is CGWAN affiliated with a political party? While we do not formally endorse political candidates or parties, we do promote candidates—Democrats, Republicans, and independents—who share our values, which we consider to be fundamentally American: democracy, human rights for all, free and fair media, and a safe environment.

Does CGWAN focus on issues from both Oregon and Washington? Yes. CGWAN is bi-state! Our members focus on issues in local government, school districts, and the state legislatures in both states.

Can men be part of this group? Our group is intended to amplify the voices, knowledge, and leadership of women and gender non-conforming people and to channel our collective energies into meaningful action. Male allies are welcome and appreciated at public events hosted by CGWAN, and are welcome to sign up for our Action Alert newsletter. There are several other local groups open to men that are working on similar issues, including Indivisible Columbia Gorge-Oregon.

Do I have to join Facebook in order to be part of CGWAN? No, you can contact us directly to receive news about meetings and events, sign up to receive our regular Action Alert, and check our website for updates. If you would like to be added to our closed Facebook group, go to Columbia Gorge Women’s Action Network and request to be added.