Donate $25 today to cover the travel and lodging for Women's March Chapter leaders from across the country!
Women's March is a home for new activists who were engaged in 2017 immediately following the election. Since then, these first-time activists have been making waves in their communities, organizing to flip the House and leading massive unprecedented uprisings against family separation, and Kavanaugh. For many Women’s March activists, the 2017 march was their first foray into social justice. Two years later, through involvement in our movement, they’re experienced, trained, and dedicated organizers who are leading the fight for our nation’s future. Will you support their work?
The men in power are determined to do whatever they can to stop us from implementing our agenda. They distract us by stoking fears and pitting us against one another, by pointing the finger at poor people, Black people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, trans and queer folks, all so that they can get away with ignoring our voices, controlling our bodies, and extracting wealth from our communities and planet for their own personal gain.
Investing in our communities isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s what must be done if we are to build a country for the many, not the few, where the people closest to the problems are closest to the solution, and where women lead, bringing our communities with us. That is why we have created the Women’s Agenda, a feminist policy platform by women and for all people, that we will be transforming into a 50-state organizing strategy at this convening.
In their own words:
“Aside from the obvious benefits of team building, a network convening is a perfect opportunity for Women’s March grassroots leaders to receive ongoing training in areas like media, organizing, communications and fundraising. As the organization grows it’s imperative to check in intermittently to ensure the intention of of our work is clear and the Women’s March standard is upheld.”
- Marcie Wells, Director of Women’s March Nevada, Women’s March National Steering Committee, Culinary 226 union member, human rights activist and proud mom of 2
“I don't live close to anyone. I have no support network for my grassroots organizing. Pinpointing what made an effort successful and troubleshooting failures over conference calls for two years has gotten us pretty far in our goals for social progress in Maine. However, if I want to grow my skill-set and effectiveness I have to get in rooms with people who are doing the same work and work through my weaknesses to build my assets to meet the needs of my rural community. I am the only Women's March field organizer out here where the roads don't go. We are going to have to do some in real life work together to get in real life results in our communities.”
- Sarah Gormady, Women’s March Maine, educator