In addition to organizing and focusing on select social issues, participants will rally around the right to vote and shifting the direction of our democracy.
The “2020 Raleigh Women’s March: Women Protecting the Future” began in response to the 2016 election.
Women Mobilize NC 2020 pledge:
…to defend and support communities under attack including women, immigrants, working families, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, Jews, refugees, & people with disabilities and indigenous people; to fight attempts to institute a Muslim ban and to reject Islamophobia; to oppose the attacks on the transgender community; to support #MeToo, holding people accountable for sexual assault, violence against women, and supporting survivors; to work for equal access to voting and voting rights, including challenging gerrymandering and voter suppression and disenfranchisement tactics, as well as supporting hand counted paper ballots and verified vote; to support living wages, affordable health care, abortion, reproductive health care, paid family & sick leave child care, adequately funded public education, and common sense gun regulations; to support investment in our public schools, health care, safety, and infrastructure, and opposing unfair taxes; to work to protect our air, water, and land; to oppose racially biased policing & mass incarceration, and deportations that tear apart families; to support DREAMers and fight for DACA.
Community groups taking part in this weekend’s event include:
- AAUW of North Carolina
- ACLU North Carolina
- Carolina Jews for Justice
- Democratic Women of Wake County
- Equality NC
- El Centro Hispano
- Environment North Carolina
- Human Rights Campaign
- League of Women Voters – NC
- League of Women Voters of Wake County
- League of Women Voter of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties, Inc.
- League of Women Voters of Granville County
- Lillian’s List Action Fund
- March for Our Lives North Carolina
- Muslim Women
- NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
- NC AIDS Action Network
- NC National Organization for Women
- NC Justice Center
- NC Democratic Party
- North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
- Our Revolution NC Triangle
- Progressive Caucus of NCDP
- Raleigh NOW
- V-Day Raleigh
Learn more about the January 26th event at www.raleighwomensmarch.org.
Hashtags for social media include: #womenprotectingthefuture #WomenMobilizeNC #2020RaleighWomensMarch