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Women unite in mass achieving record numbers worldwide in peaceful protests for eqaulity

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Protester holds up sign at Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017.


By the number "Sister Marches" around the world were a mammoth success on January 21, held on the day after the U.S. presidential election.  In Washington, D.C.alone, the massive turn out rivaled the numbers from the Trump election.  News from the over 600 groups participating globally went viral.  Supporters arrived with various agendas from preserving reproductive rights to protesting the Trump election.  To continue the momentum of the movement organizers will roll out plans for the “10 Actions for the First 100 Days” Campaign

HISTORIC WOMEN’S MARCHES ACHIEVE RECORD NUMBERS GLOBALLY

A New Movement Born as Organizers launch “10 Actions for the First 100 Days” Campaign

WASHINGTON -- In a historic show of unity, more than 5 million people around the world took to the streets (on Jan. 21) in peaceful demonstrations on all seven continents, launching a new movement for human rights, women’s rights and justice. Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, which early estimates say more than 1 million attended,  a wave of Sister Marches took shape today across times zones and oceans, and on every continent.

In the United States, Women’s Marches in hundreds of cities and small towns drew veteran organizers, first-time activists, mother-daughter pairs, and communities of all races, religions, genders and abilities in what was the largest day of peaceful demonstration in American history.

“This coordinated day of global action surpassed all of our expectations,” said Women’s March on Washington co-founder & co-chair Bob Bland. "Together, we demonstrated the capacity of women working together in unity to create transformational change."

Bland also announced a 100-day action plan to catalyze the movement around important issues, from civil rights, to healthcare to environmental justice.

The “10 Actions for the First 100 Days” campaign will transform this diverse, organic movement into a powerful force for equality and justice, with practical goals. The campaign will announce the actions in rolling fashion and will include a range of timely and strategic activities -- everything from helping participants build local action networks, to protecting the most vulnerable to working toward specific state and federal legislative agendas.

In Boston, Chicago and Denver, crowds were estimated at well over 200,000 each. In Los Angeles, there were 750,000 and approximately 600,000 in New York City; Seattle, 130,000 and 100,000 in Portland, Ore. and Madison, Wisc. Outside the U.S., tens of thousands marched in London, Sydney, Tokyo and places as remote as Antarctica.

Crowd estimates were submitted by the more than 673 Sister March organizers around the world to the Women’s March team.

“This is a new and important movement that wants to change the status quo,” said Sister March spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel. “Not just for women, but for marginalized people everywhere.”
Each of the 10 actions will be announced by a leader in the women’s movement via video message, social content and other online methods. The first action, announced today, is to send postcards to Senators on important issues; printable cards can be found at womensmarch.com/100.
The first 10 actions are inspired by the issues that Women’s March on Washington has highlighted, these will include:

·       Ending gender-based violence
·       Reproductive rights and women’s health
·       LGBTQIA rights
·       Worker’s rights
·       Civil rights
·       Immigrant rights
·       Religious freedom
·       Environmental Justice

For more information go to www.womensmarch.com/100 and follow the movement at #womensmarch