WAC was organized in New York City in January 1992 by a group of women determined to fight these and other injustices, which deny women their rights. A democratic alliance of women committed to direct action, WAC now has over two thousand members in New York, more than twenty chapters throughout the United States, and affiliates in Paris, London, Toronto, and Budapest. They have led scores of highly visible demonstrations and media campaigns challenging the economic, cultural, and political circumstances that limit and compromise the lives of women.
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About the Author
The Women's Action Coalition (WAC) was a feminist direct-action organization founded by a group of friends in New York City on January 28, 1992, in response to the outrage they felt about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings. Chapters were subsequently formed in other U.S. cities, including Boston, San Francisco, Houston, and Los Angeles, as well as internationally in Canada and Europe. WAC employed a direct action approach similar to that of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and the Women's Health Action Coalition (WHAM), which encouraged activities such as demonstrations, sit-ins, civil disobedience, educational forums, and letter writing campaigns.