WIN’s Google Group, commonly known as The WINlist, is the most sought after listserv for Democratic, pro-choice women in DC. The WINlist is an exclusive WIN membership benefit that allows WIN members to inform, connect, and empower each other by sharing information on jobs, events, political action, and recommendations.
WIN members are encouraged to post to the WINlist from the first day they join to share information on job opportunities, publicize events, and recommend articles or services in an unmoderated manner.
You will be added to WIN’s Google Group within 48 hours of paying your membership dues, and you will receive an email inviting you to join. If you are a WIN member, and want access to the WINlist, click here. (Note: you will need to log in using the address you gave upon registering for membership. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble.)
How Do I Post?
As a WIN member you can either post a message from your email inbox or from within the Google Group itself. To post a message from the Google Group, go to the site, click on “Discussions” (on the right), select “+ New Post” and add the appropriate category in parentheses before the subject. For example, (JOB) Job Opening at AFSCME. See below for categories.
To post a message from your email inbox, send an email to email@example.com with the appropriate category in parentheses in the subject line. For example, (JOB) Job Opening at AFSCME. See below for categories.
General Posting Rules
Following these rules is imperative when posting to the WINlist. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in action being taken against the poster.
Your WINlist message must include a category label in parentheses in the subject line.
WIN is a pro-choice, Democratic organization. Do not post any events, fundraisers, or jobs for candidates or organizations that are not Democratic and pro-choice. Anti-choice posts are strictly prohibited.
Access to the WINlist is an exclusive membership benefit for paying WIN members. WIN asks you to keep this in mind and restrain from forwarding WINlist messages or threads to non-WINners.
General Posting Tips
When posting an event to the WINList, please use the date of the event rather than the words “tomorrow” or “today.” Keep in mind that not all members receive messages from the WINlist in real-time.
When you post a message to the WINlist, you must label the message with appropriate category (see below). This will maximize its effectiveness on the list and help WIN members organize/filter their messages.
(JOB) – Post jobs (paid, unpaid, full-time, part-time, temporary, permanent, internships). We also recommend including whether an internship is paid or unpaid in the subject line.
(EVENT) – Post upcoming events.
(ACTION) – Post advocacy items or calls to action.
(HOUSING) – Post anything about housing in the DC-area.
(MARKETPLACE) – Post items you are selling or donating (not items you are seeking).
(MISC) – Discuss hot topics in the Democratic, pro-choice community such as current events or news articles.
(REC) – Seek recommendations from fellow WINners for everything from doctors to tailors.
(CONNECT or CONTACT)- seek connections with others in or outside of your field
(WIN NOTE) – Official messages from WIN’s Executive Committee.