Organized by a group of four women who quickly became the Women's March on Washington mass. Read their mission for the event below:
"In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."
People will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW, near the U.S. Capitol, at 10:00am.
BAN members can ride together on one of the buses (rallybus.net) leaving from the Burlington Coat Factory parking lot at 8am. You need to go to the bus website to reserve a seat and pay. The cost has been increasing as the time gets nearer.
If you are going to ride the bus, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we know to look for you.
If you are considering riding D.C.Metro the message is as follows:
WMATA is expecting a massive surge in ridership during inauguration weekend. They are STRONGLY URGING metro riders to purchase their fare cards early or online. Lines for metro cards the day of the march are expected to be very long and on previous occasions have resulted in hours long wait times. You can purchase metro cards online here. Buy a card/add money to an existing card with a value of at least $10 to ensure you have enough funds to travel to/from the march. Buy/add money to your card as soon as possible!