New Decade Brings New Energy & Unity to Women's March
New decade brings new energy and unity to The Women’s March as they rise up and roar in solidarity for their rights. Women around the country and across the globe bonded together to rise up and roar for women’s reproductive rights, climate justice and immigration rights. The underlying chant was to get out and vote this November.
The Women’s March organization entered the new decade with a stronger, more diverse leadership team, revamped mission and laser-focused messaging that seems to have paid off. Wintery weather in most of the country could not deter the millions of women determined to march for their rights in this critical election year in the U.S. And, march out loud they did.
“We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women – including Black women, Indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Jewish women, Muslim women, Latinx women, Asian and Pacific Islander women, lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women – are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.” – From the Mission & Unity Principles of The Women’s March Organization
WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
The matriarch of the 250 plus women’s marches across the country is The Women’s March on Washington. Hundreds of thousands of women as well as men took to the streets of D.C. to voice their issues. The numbers of marchers may not be near the initial march of three years ago but the messages of equality and displeasure at the U.S. political top are equally loud, if not louder.
COMBINING FORCES AMPS UP THEIR VOICE IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City’s two women’s marches combined forces this year in a powerful display of unity to elevate their voices together. The Women’s March Alliance at Columbus Circle and The Women’s March NYC rally at Foley Square made it a priority to support each other’s efforts and roars.
“Discrimination, racism and the exclusion of any members of the NYC fabric because of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and hair will not be tolerated.”– Women’s March Alliance
WOMEN'S MARCH RETURNS TO CHICAGO
After a planned hiatus from the January 2019 March, Chicago’s Women’s March (WMC) returned to the fray with a renewed energy, revised format and its own set of 5 laser-focused issues. Due to the city’s unpredictable January weather, the organizers replaced the traditional rally with a ‘Gallery of Issues’ experience that marchers interacted with while on the go. For 2020, WMC honored marchers with disabilities who led the march from the streets of downtown to the Federal Plaza.
The 5 Issues: the 2020 Census; gun violence prevention; Get Out The Vote; women’s health rights and access actions.
United they rise up and roar into the new decade and election year with a re-energized sisterhood that is aligning itself with new constituents, partners and sponsors with like-minded issues. One underlying common goal is to get out the vote for 2020. The Women’s March and the Women’s Movement have hands down Socially Sparked® our lives. It will be exciting to watch their movements from now thru November. — Abbe is #SociallySparked. Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01