CREDO Tip: How to participate in the 2020 Women’s March
Three years ago, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of people across the country and across the globe donned pink hats, carried signs and marched in protest for women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, civil rights, the environment and reproductive rights at the inaugural Women’s March, considered by many as the largest protest in U.S. history.
This January 18, hundreds of thousands will again take to the streets for the 2020 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and at sister marches across the country to speak out for women’s rights, to hold Trump accountable and protect the planet. CREDO has been proud to support Women’s March, and our members have voted to distribute nearly $50,000 so far to support their goal to move women to build political power and ensure that freedom is for everyone.
If you’d like to know how to get involved and join fellow protesters –- including many of us here at CREDO – at a march near you, here are a few tips to begin your planning.
What to Bring (and Not Bring)
Organizers for the march in Washington, D.C. recommend that participants bring a small backpack with drinks and snacks for the day, comfortable shoes and warm clothes, but please don’t bring anything illegal, like weapons, weapon-like items, or drugs, since those are not allowed on federal grounds. Check with local organizers for what to bring and what not to bring for sister marches.
Download and Print a Poster
Protest signs and posters are a great way to express your views and share your progressive message as loudly – and visually – as possible. We’ve designed some great posters that you can download and print out for the march, or you can gain some inspiration from some of our favorite posters from previous years to make your own. Check them out here:
Volunteer for Women’s March
If you’d like to get a little more involved in helping out Women’s March 2020, organizers in Washington are looking for volunteers to help with directions and greeting buses, take part in its accessibility or support team, and more. Click here to learn more and volunteer your skills for this year’s march.
Host a Sister Action
Not in Washington, DC? Not a problem! There are dozens of marches across the country – last year, organizers hosted 300 marches in all 50 states – and Women’s March is eager to provide resources to new or experienced organizers who want to host their own marches in their own local communities. Learn more here.
Week of Action
This year, Women’s March organizers have planned a week of action that precedes the January 18 march with events every day, including programs to build community art, discussions on women leading on climate justice and a Green New Deal and fighting back the attacks on reproductive rights, a session to organize around immigration justice and a talk with youth activists. On Sunday, January 19, organizers are hosting a “Fourth Wave Drag Brunch” to honor incredible women and feminist allies. Check out more here.
Vote to fund Women’s March
Every month CREDO donates $150,000 to three progressive groups thanks to our members who use our products and services every day – and the votes by our members and the public determine how much each group gets. This month, Women’s March is on the CREDO Donations ballot and eligible to receive a portion of our monthly grant. Vote today for Women’s March and all the great groups on our January donations ballot here: https://www.credodonations.com/