PLEDGE OF LIBERATION
Women’s March believes that all issues are women’s issues—from racial justice to environmental justice to disability rights to Indigenous sovereignty. The final action in our 10 Actions / 100 Days Campaign, Pledge of Liberation, harnesses the power of cross-movement collaboration. As a united voice, we declare that all our issues matter and we pledge our commitment to fighting for the liberation of all people.
May 8, 2017 marks six months since the election that shook and galvanized the United States. It marks six months of emboldened hatred and violence. It marks six months in which the swell of resistance—not simply against one man, but against a host of deep-seated systemic inequalities, from racism to classism to sexism to ableism to transphobia to homophobia to xenophobia—has taken over not only the United States but the globe. We will not pledge allegiance to an administration that oppresses and harms us. Instead, we pledge allegiance to the liberation of all people. We pledge allegiance to each other.
On May 1, we took our resistance to the streets with The Majority—a coalition of over 50 organizations—to unite #BeyondTheMoment against anti-Blackness, capitalism, militarism, patriarchy, and xenophobia. On May 8, along with ACLU People Power, United We Dream, Hollaback!, National Lawyers Guild, The Gathering for Justice, and other national and local partners, we will take our resistance directly to our members of Congress. We will send a clear message that we will rise up, together, against attacks on our health care, our identities, and our religious freedoms. We no longer accept hollow reforms or compromises that help some of our communities but harm others.We will hold demonstrations in solidarity with communities around the country and collectively fight for dignity, justice and freedom. We are all part of one movement, and we are not only stronger and more powerful together—our unity is how we survive as people, organizations, and movements.
Just as we pledge our allegiance to each other, we will remind our members of Congress of their allegiance to us—the voters. We ask that this allegiance come in the form of real resistance to this administration’s efforts to divide and harm us. This means, among many things, protecting our health care, voting against attempts to further legalize discrimination and violence, and voting for a federal budget that reflects the values five million people marched for on January 21, 2017