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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Women's March on Washington

Have you heard something BIG is going down on January 21st? 



The Women's March on Washington may be one of the biggest mobilizations in response to a presidential inauguration that has ever taken place in this country.

If you want a fully detailed article explaining what the Women's March on Washington is, check out this article.

There are some important items to gleam from the article. First of all, the march represents all women and male allies. One of the organizers stated, "We want this to be as inclusive as possible while acknowledging that it's okay to have a women-centered march."

The event is not a "protest" but a "march" or "rally". It is also not anti-Trump. Organizers intend for it to be "an affirmative message to the new administration that "women's rights are human rights."

Organizers also proclaim to be committed to the six principles of Kingian nonviolence. This is not a riot. This is a peaceful rally.

Hundreds of of thousands of people have already RSVP'ed to the event. What started as a grassroots effort on social media has now been taken over by professional event organizers that are going through all the proper channels to obtain permits and figure out logistics. 

My mom and I are attending the march! A local woman has organized several buses that will travel to DC the morning of the march. We have our tickets and are ready to go! I have never participated in a huge demonstration such as this one, so I am excited to be a part of something like this.

I'm hoping the permits can be obtained, logistics finalized, and that the event will happen and send a peaceful but STRONG message to the president-elect, the country, and the world! I hope it inspires as many people as possible (whether they attend the march or not) to get involved in activism and become more engaged in politics from the local level all the way to the federal level.


If you want more info about the Women's March on Washington, check out their official site or their Facebook page.

Have you ever participated in a rally or a march?

What issue(s) is important to you that would motivate you to go to a rally?

19 comments:

  1. I'm super jealous; I'd be there if it were plausible for me.

    I did read some controversial stuff about naming this march - they co-opted the name of the 1997 Million Women March (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Woman_March) and women of color felt they were being marginalized. So I'm glad to read the organized wants inclusivity and intersectionality. It's so important to remember that the myriad problems women face are different and compounded for women of color!

    I hope you both have a very cathartic and awesome experience at the march!

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    1. They are organizing ones in different states to accommodate people who cannot travel to DC. Maybe there is one near you that you could go to?

      Yes there was some controversy at first. I'm glad they worked to hopefully make everyone woman and every ally of women be included.

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  2. I have never been involved in a rally. Good for you and your mom for getting involved in that! I'm sure it's going to be pretty awesome, emotional, and intense!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I hope it is meaningful and makes a difference.

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  3. You and your mom are amazing! Such strong and awesome women.

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    1. Thanks Susan! If it's -5 I may stay home though. ;)

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  4. This is really cool! I'm glad that this is a peaceful march. Really great that you and your mom have the opportunity to do something great like this!

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  5. That's so amazing that you'll be a part of this march. I'm sure it will feel so good to be surrounded by so many passionate, like minded women sending a strong message to the incoming administration.

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    1. Oh man it will feel good to be by like minded people!

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  6. This sounds like such an amazing adventure! Roger is thinking of going to the march the day before, he just wants to find somebody to go with him.

    will you be staying the day ? or just going the one day?

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    1. What March is the day before? I hope Roger can find someone to go with him. The bus drops us off at like 10 and picks us up at 6, so just the day. It will be a long day but hopefully exciting.

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    2. I completely missed that you were going on a bus!

      He is protesting the inauguration. He could not stop listing all the reasons why he hates Trump last night, I listed the best I could, but when it was time for bed, I just had to cut him off.... I didn't want to have Trump Nightmares, again!

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  7. I wish I could go to this!! I thought about getting a flight, but it's expensive. I'd totally be there if I could. I really hope it's a huge success. We need to be sending a firm message to this administration that we are not going to put up with these anti-women polices.

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    1. Like I told Ali, they are organizing marches on the same day in each state. Maybe you can attend something in Kansas???

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  8. That is good you will have buses to go.
    I try to avoid DC at all costs. I've only been for National Police Week and the memorial.

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    1. Oh cool what did you do for police week? For as close as I live, I don't go there often. But we did tour the White House, went to the zoo, and went to some museums... not all in one trip!

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  9. I have never done this but a few of my friends from here are going to Washington DC for it (I just can't justify the time off work). I hope everything goes well and it is a safe trip for them.

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    1. Wow that's quite a trek for them! I hope they have a good time and stay safe too.

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