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Join Us for The Women’s March 1/19/19

January 15, 2019

It’s clear that the election of Trump to the office of President served as a catalyst for the historic and massive worldwide 2017 Women’s March which inspired hundreds of women to run for office and millions of women to support them in winning in November 2018, when the #WomensWave swept into office record numbers of women and people of color.

This Saturday, 1/19/19,  we again march to send our message to President Trump — and to show our newly elected representatives that we have their backs as they prepare to fight on behalf of women and families. Together, our #WomensWave will keep growing and letting the Trump administration know that diverse women will continue to be a wall of power against his destructive agenda!

Why am I marching? Why will I be wearing my pussy hat this winter once again?

  • As a woman, it terrifies me that he has bragged about sexual assault.
  • As a taxpayer, it shocks me that he has bragged about not paying taxes.
  • As a citizen, I see that his billionaire cabinet selections lack the qualifications necessary to carry out their tasks.
  • As a graduate in Environmental Studies, I am afraid of his claims that climate change is a hoax.
  • As a college teacher, it appalls me that he was fined $25 million because of his fraudulent university– and even more appalled that he still made millions on that deal.
  • As a wildlife biologist, I am scared that we will lose more of the species that share this planet with us.
  • And this just scrapes the surface of the turd that is stuck on our shoes until he is impeached, or he quits.

We know how devastating the past two years have been to what many of us hold dear. The government shut down is just the latest in a series of horrendous and shocking moments. We know that one day, hopefully soon, the investigation into Russia’s involvement in this election and this administration will bring it to an end.

There are many ways to raise your voice — but an important one is to join a march near you to demonstrate our power and unity, and, critically, to continue to build momentum to 2020 and beyond. When we return to the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities around the world, we arrive with an agenda on behalf of all women, families, and communities.

*RSVP now — say you’ll be joining the 3rd Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C. and in cities across the nation! Find a sister march near you and other materials and information to help prepare you for the march.

Organizers say that “When you click the link, you’ll be letting us know that “You’re all in!” as part of the #WomensWave. By RSVPing now, you will help us share with the media and leaders that women are still rising, persisting, and insisting on justice, so please fill out the form. The more of us who are “all in,” the bigger the impact we’ll have together.”

  • Need help arranging transportation or want to register your bus so others in your area can join you? https://action.momsrising.org/go/39523?t=9&akid=11634%2E192137%2ERlV7xm
  • Can’t make it to Washington, D.C., but are interested in participating in a march event near you? You can find a full list of the local events happening (organized by state and city) at the main Women’s March website: https://action.momsrising.org/go/39524?t=11&akid=11634%2E192137%2ERlV7xm
  • Want to show some MomsRising/MamásConPoder pride around the marches no matter where you are and whatever you’re doing? We have printable “Super M” buttons for you to wear while marching! #MomsMarching “Super M” Button INSTRUCTIONS: Just print the PDF downloaded from the following link, color the buttons, cut them out, and use a safety pin to put the buttons on for the #WomensMarch! –> Here’s the link to get your FREE buttons for the #WomensMarch: https://action.momsrising.org/go/29059?t=13&akid=11634%2E192137%2ERlV7xm
  • Want to get involved virtually? Connect with MomsRising on Facebook and via @MomsRising and @WomensMarch on Twitter on January 19th to raise your voice and help amplify the mission of the Women’s March!
  • Keep Informed! We will continue to keep you posted as information comes our way! You can also find the latest information at the main Women’s March website, including transportation recommendations, suggested reading, and the mission of the march.

Join us as we continue to advocate and MARCH for justice for all! Justice for Women (and by women!) means justice for all!!  Let’s continue to MARCH until we see the changes we want to see in our community and our world We encourage EVERYONE to create ARTIVISM: social action through ARTISTIC mediums of ANY kind: posters, t-shirts, song, visual, dance, chant, music, or walking with a smile!!

Locally, meet at Ventura’s Plaza Park across from the downtown post office and beside Thompson Avenue and Chestnut near the Majestic Ventura Theater. Park in the garage at the beach off the California Street offramp ($5) or the closer parking garage on Santa Clara between Chestnut and California. Ventura County website offers ideas for artivism and more information. www.justiceforallvc.org

*Don’t forget to RSVP that you’ll be there (in Washington, D.C., or any of the sister cities) — and to share the RSVP link or the link to this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, and with friends and family too, so we can keep building a strong movement. Here’s that RSVP link again: https://action.momsrising.org/survey/WomensMarch_RSVP2019/?t=18&akid=11634%2E192137%2ERlV7xm

Here’s a short link to this blog post: https://wp.me/p8BKX-7bF

Also of possible interest to those in Ventura County:

Each January, the Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network (VCRRN) celebrates the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The current assault on healthcare threatens America’s women. What unfolds when stringent limits are placed on reproductive education and care?

On Sunday Jan. 20, 2019, join Cal Lutheran University professors Adina Nack and José Marichal with student Kleya Dhenin to explore:

  • What are the threats to access and affordability of reproductive care?
  • What happens to a society that severely restricts women’s healthcare and personal choices?
  • How can young people transform the political landscape?

For more information, call 805-212-0702 or email VCRRNetwork@gmail.com.

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