Photo of "Hope Not Fear" done by Cannell-Louisa (@WeezyVC).
"A Day Without A Woman" General Strike Protesting Trump Will Take Place On March 8th
The organizers of The Women’s March on Washington continue to move forward. A massive general strike is being planned to take place on March 8th. The strike is called "A Day Without A Woman" and will be held to express disapproval with the regime of Donald Trump. March 8th is also International Women's Day. The Women's March on Washington took place on January 21st in cities across the world. Millions of people participated. Head here to read our recap of the historic protest. On Thursday, February 16th a protest called "A Day Without Immigrants" will take place. Protesters aim to express their disagreement with the Trump regime's xenophobic stance and rhetoric on immigrants and immigration. In a post made to Instagram, the Women's March wrote:
"In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you. In the meantime, we are proud to support Strike4Democracy's #F17 National Day of Action to Push Back Against Assaults on Democratic Principles. This Friday, February 17th, gather your friends, families, neighbors, and start brainstorming ideas for how you can enhance your community, stand up to this administration, integrate resistance and self-care into your daily routine, and how you will channel your efforts for good on March 8th. Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint. #DayWithoutAWoman#WomensMarch"
Check out the full post below and head to the Women's March Twitter page for more info regarding the "A Day Without A Woman" general strike. Stay tuned for more details regarding the Women's March strike in the days and weeks to come.
\u201cIn the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. #WomensMarch\u201d— Women's March (@Women's March) 1487100018
\u201cOver the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on March 8th can look like for you. #DayWithoutAWoman\u201d— Women's March (@Women's March) 1487100018