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Editor’s Note: a post-march message from our president, KC Stover

Thank you for joining us for the Women’s March on Washington. We are so proud of our community and the many opportunities that we have to engage one another. For me, it was incredibly humbling and inspiring to be in the presence of so many passionate supporters of women’s rights.

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As we move forward, DC EcoWomen will be focusing on intersectional conversations to broaden our perspectives and engage with diverse groups in the DC area. This is crucial to supporting civil rights, female empowerment and the fight for a healthy planet.

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First, please join the conversation with us on social media – on Twitter at @dcecowomen, Facebook, and instagram – and attend our events. We also want suggestions for events and ways to help augment our community’s voice in the coming weeks and months. Please reach out to us directly at dc@ecowomen.org.

Second, make your own voice heard. Engage on the issues that you are passionate about. The Women’s March 10 in 100 days is a great place to start. We will be participating in the People’s Climate March on April 29th and would love to have you join us.

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EcoWomen is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse specific political campaigns or candidates. However, we are pro-woman and pro-planet. Our mission is to give our community great tools, support and opportunities to connect with each other.

We look forward to hearing your voice.

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KC Stover
President, DC EcoWomen

posted by | Comments Off on March With Us on January 21

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EcoWomen is a proud supporter and official partner of the Women’s March on Washington, which will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017. We are marching with our diverse membership to underscore our unwavering support for women’s rights in our country. All are welcome, so please bring friends, partners, and family. We would love to see you there!

SIGN UP TO MARCH WITH US!

If you are unable to join us, please connect with us on social media. Show us your march signs by tagging us @EcoWomenOrg or @dcecowomen, connect with us on instagram and the Women’s March hashtag #whyimarch. We are thrilled to amplify our community’s hard work and enthusiasm. If you have any questions, please contact us at dc@ecowomen.org.

Please visit the page on the EcoWomen national website for any updates:
ecowomen.org/womensmarch2017

EcoWomen is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse specific political campaigns or candidates. In marching with us, please keep this in mind when creating and sharing your signs and connecting with us on social media.

LOGISTICS:

EcoWomen will meet at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 21st in front of Teaism at the corner of 8th and D St. NW. At 9:15am, we will walk to the march starting location at Independence Ave and 3rd Street SW. We will wear green (all shades!), and our leaders will carry EcoWomen signs. We will all march behind the national EcoWomen banner. Participants are not permitted to have wooden sign handles for the march.

Please allow ample time for transit as it is reasonable to expect significant delays the morning of the March. It is not recommended (and may not be possible) to drive to the area, so please refer to the link below for street closure information.

Make signs with us!

Teaism has generously provided space for our community to make signs at their Penn Quarter location (8th and E St. NW) on the evenings of January 18th and 19th starting at 6:00pm. Feel free to come by, order dinner, and get creative. We request that participants marching with EcoWomen follow our non-partisan requirements and DO NOT use glitter in Teaism’s space.

RESOURCES:

Here is a working document of events related to the Women’s March on Washington that will be occurring here in DC. Please note: EcoWomen is not affiliated with these events and is providing these links for informational purposes for our membership.

For road closures, refer to the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee Joint Transportation Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions: The Women’s March on Washington

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than helper/guide dogs
  • Backpacks
  • Bags exceeding size restrictions (8?x6?x4?)
  • Bicycles (restricted in the rally and march areas)
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass or thermal containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace / Pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Structures (tents, chairs other than wheelchairs or mobility supports, etc.)
  • Wooden supports for signs and placards
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

We can’t wait to see you there!