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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
President, DC EcoWomen
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!
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 email@example.com.
Please visit the page on the EcoWomen national website for any updates:
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.
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.
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.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED:
- Animals other than helper/guide dogs
- Bags exceeding size restrictions (8?x6?x4?)
- Bicycles (restricted in the rally and march areas)
- Glass or thermal containers
- Laser pointers
- Mace / Pepper spray
- 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!
Since our founding in 2004, DC EcoWomen has grown from what was once an informal gathering of like-minded women into a full-fledged nonprofit reaching nearly 5,000 members and running 40 programs each year — all with the goal of supporting and empowering women to become leaders in the professional environmental space.
Our organization is run entirely by our board members — women with “regular” day jobs at other environmental nonprofits, consulting firms, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations — who volunteer their time in the extra corners of their evenings, weekends, late-nights, and early-mornings to organize EcoHours, schedule out newsletters, put on workshops, host networking events, and keep the trains running on time with the nuts and bolts that make up this organization and its great community.
With the new year approaching and inspiring a time to reflect, we asked our board members to tell us why it is they dedicate their spare time and energy to our mission, and what it is they love about DC EcoWomen. Here’s what they said:
“It is a community of multitooled women coming together for inspiration, education and connection. Women work together here to make women in environment a force for good. And as a woman in the environment I know that this community would not exist for us if it was not built, staffed, and maintained by us, and I don’t take that for granted. DC EcoWomen feeds my curiosity, buoys my hard days with solid examples of women of every age, and experience and background and who are on the same path, as mentors, speakers and real life leaders who work in government, in newsrooms, in community and in the streets. I don’t know of any other organization that brings us all together. So, long story short I love EcoWomen, because it reflects the best intentions of community and looks and feels like a place for me.” – Tamara Toles O’Laughlin
“It lives up to its superlatives. It is a group of energetic women whose focus is to give others the best tools that they can to go out and do good in the world. It is an amplifier of awesome that draws its energy from its amazing community.” – KC Stover
“I love EcoWomen because it’s such a positive and supportive community of environmentally-minded women. I have learned so much through the professional development team’s workshops and EcoHour speakers, and I have met more seriously cool DC women than I thought was possible, including some lifelong friends. I even found housing through the listserv! The DC EcoWomen really helped me adjust to living in DC and I want to make sure that other women who come after me have the opportunity to be served by this wonderful community as well.” – Claire Garvin
“I get to be surrounded by passionate women who are lifting each other up as leaders in the DC environmental community. To know that every woman involved in DC EcoWomen is doing so in her spare time is inspiring, and I’m proud to be involved in such a positive organization.” – Jackie Marks
Remember, we can’t do any of this without you. As a volunteer-run non-profit organization, we hope you’ll consider giving to DC EcoWomen to help us continue our programming and services to you and other DC-area women. Only four days left before Sunday, January 1 to support our tax-deductible End-of-Year-Giving campaign.
Help us to do more for you, with you. Give to something you love. Give to DC EcoWomen today: