In 2018 we march again!
Join us January 20th from noon – 3 pm starting in Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem for speakers, music and yes, a march!
It’s been a year since the historic 2017 Women’s March, and we have even more to be active about in 2018. Women’s health and reproductive care are under severe attack from the NC General Assembly, the US Congress and federal administrative agencies. Access to the polls is increasingly endangered – and because the courts repeatedly smacked down the NCGA’s wildly racial and partisan gerrymandered districts, legislators are returning to Raleigh in January to undermine the judicial system’s check on its power. Immigrant youth who have only known the US as their home are on the brink of being deported to their parent’s home countries. The #MeToo movement proved in no uncertain terms that sexual harassment and assault is an epidemic in our country.
We need women and women-friendly candidates to run for and win elected positions on the local, state and national levels. We’ve been limping along with only 19% representation in Congress, estimates are that we must have at least 30% women in those seats of power before we can begin to see changes in policy that will truly bring about a culture of equality in our country.
In 2017 we marched to express our outrage: in 2018 we march to correct the country’s course.