Saturday, 21. January 2017, Washington, Women's March On Washington. - Wisconsin Official Page

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 **** 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.

*PLEASE READ* Answers to some frequently asked questions:
1. Will there be a local march in Wisconsin for those who can't make it to Washington? -- Yes, stay tuned for details! Currently planning and selecting a local team of organizers.
2. How can I help? -- Post your information and, more than anything, STAY PATIENT. We are working on creating volunteer task forces in the next couple days and will reach back out to you as soon as we can.
3. Are there plans for group transportation and hotel blocks/couch surfing? -- Yes, we will have a transportation and lodging "task force" of volunteers that will be figuring this out!
4. Are we working with groups like Planned Parenthood and NAACP? - Yes! The national organizers are doing an amazing job of connecting with as many groups as possible. We will also have volunteers reaching out to local WI groups as well. If you have contacts with any groups you think we should work with please private message the site!
5. Can we change the date? -- Unfortunately, no. We have already submitted a permit for the march and many have already made travel arrangements.
6. Are we working with local press? -- Currently the national admins are handling all press. If you have a reporter reach out to you, please send me a direct message. Once we have a press packet, we will be communicating with the local press to help get our message out.
7. How are we ensuring that this march is safe? -- The national and local groups are working with police and marchers to ensure this protest is PEACEFUL, safe and inclusive for everyone.
8. Do we have a mission statement, website, hashtag or other press materials? -- Stay tuned, the national organizers are working on all of these and will release them soon!
9. Can men get involved? -- YES! We are a 100% inclusive march and welcome all genders, races, ages, religions, sexual orientations and ALL people!!! <3
10. Is this an anti-Trump march? -- From one of our amazing national admins, Fontaine Pearson: "This march is not a protest against Trump or the legitimacy of the election, but it is to shed light on women's issues, including sexual assault and workplace discrimination."
11. I am so excited, how can I help RIGHT NOW? -- Share this page and spread the word! And remember, this movement is just a few days old. We are getting our ducks in a row but we will have updates and volunteer groups organized very soon.

Women's March On Washington. - Wisconsin Official Page

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