UPDATE: Groups are working together to organize one march on January 20th:
In January of 2017 to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump and his bizarrely sexist branding, women, womxn, and those who love them marched by the thousands in cities across the nation. In Seattle, the march stretched from the Central District to the Seattle Center, with an unofficial 120,000 filling the route.
In January 2018 as many Trump administration efforts have been turned back and plenty more have taken root, organizers from the 2017 march are readying a reboot.
The Seattle Women’s March 2.0 will start on Capitol Hill:
Organizer Ali Lee’s Be the Change Network announced the January 20th, 2018 march that has been quickly gathering steam.
“We hope you will join us as we stand united for women’s rights and an end to the policies of discrimination that are so much a part of Trump’s agenda,” the organizers write. “We have much work to do but there is growing optimism in our movement that we can drive Trump out of office and take back the House and Senate seats we need in 2018 to right the legislative wrongs done by Trump and his allies in Congress. The coming year is a critical time and it is vital that we build community and work together to achieve these key objectives.”
Organizers are currently asking for participants to post pictures and memories from the 2017 march. You can check out CHS’s coverage of the day and dozens of pictures from the march here:
UPDATE: There’s another January 20th event planned for Seattle from Seattle Womxn Marching Forward and King County Democrats. Here are the early details on the Power to the Polls Anniversary of the Womxn’s March on Seattle:
On January 20th and 21st, 2018, come together with your friends, neighbors, children and allies to recommit to another year of resistance and support. Together we will pledge our allegiance to the collective liberation of ALL of our communities.
Last year, the Womxn’s March on Seattle made history, bringing 175,000 loud and engaged people to the streets. Then, in November of the same year, we saw record low voter turnout in Washington State. Just 37% of eligible voters participated in the 2017 elections.
2018 is a pivotal year for midterm elections. We have the opportunity to support and elect record numbers of womxn and POC to our state and national governments. We must all get engaged and stay engaged. As the launch event for the 2018 collective Women’s March agenda, we are proud to present POWER TO THE POLLS by the Women’s March on Washington. In Seattle, March to the Polls will kickoff WOMXN ACT ON SEATTLE, the anniversary weekend from the Womxn’s March on Seattle.
Womxn Act on Seattle will include a series of trainings, lectures, panels, film screenings, food drives and more at hubs around the city all day long. The March to the Polls is also the starting point for one of the state’s largest single-day regional voter registration and mobilization effort in history, led by Seattle Indivisible and Indivisible Eastside in partnership with Seattle Womxn Marching Forward. The Womxn Act on Seattle/Indivisible voter registration effortwill target districts with low-registration numbers to engage impacted communities and harness our collective energy to elect candidates that reflect our values. Womxn Act on Seattle reflects our commitment to collaborate with community partners and organizations to elect more womxn and people of color to office.
Please join the Seattle Womxn Marching Forward Facebook group or go toseattlewomxnmarchingforwar
d.org to stay up-to-date about the anniversary weekend programming! See you there!
You can learn more about participating or volunteering on Facebook.
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