Women’s March in Washington

WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON- JANUARY 21st, 2017
OFFICIAL STATEMENT, National Organizers

On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.

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This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome.

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One thought on “Women’s March in Washington

  1. James Bailey November 25, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Paulette,

    For some reason I am thinking that you are planning on participating in the Women’s March on Washington. Is that right? If so please keep me and the included Cc recipient, Kathy Bachman, informed.

    Kathy (from New Philadelphia, OH) is a very close and very long time progressive friend of mine. She is thinking about organizing a group from her area to go to Washington. I am sure that your experience would be helpful to her.

    To explain further — Kathy is the sister of my ex-wife and is as close as any sister could be to me (and Marcia). In conversation at the Bachman’s yesterday Kathy mentioned that she is considering participating in the Women’s March on Washing ton and I immediately thought of you.

    peace,

    Jim

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