March for Racial Justice 


“White supremacy is indeed rooted in racism and misogyny ― but white women have historically enabled racism even if it came with the cost of misogyny, and on Saturday in Charlottesville, many yet again chose to maintain their white privilege by choosing subordination to white men over solidarity with people of color.” ~HuffPost
It’s time for us to #TrustBlackWomen + stop propping up this Nazi’s toxic masculinity. Shameful. 💔                                           ~Bland, Women’s March Co-Chair

 “How many more of us need to die, suffer, face persecution before you decide to join your brothers and sisters and fight back! Y’all know for me #NotOneMore”                   ~ Maurice Cook, organizer March for Racial Justice

#StopWhiteTerrorism #StandUp 

We will see you ALL here, right?! 

Start organizing buses now! If you need advice on how to get started email pennsylvania@womensmarch.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1601595086527066??ti=ia

#StopWhiteTerrorism


As we all watched, the shame of our country was broadcast to every corner of the globe yesterday from #Charlottesville, VA.  We knew the hate existed, it has bred under the cover of darkness for centuries.  The pushback of the civil rights movement forced it underground, but while we white folks turned a blind eye it grew.  I don’t think any of us can say, with honesty, that we didn’t know it existed.  This was a powder keg, and the match was elected president with these hate groups, these white supremacist terrorists, as his base.  

What we saw also was Americans, of differing faiths, of different colors, of different orientations, of different backgrounds, standing up against hate. In one of the most intersectional displays in our time, we saw resistance on all sides and they collectively said “No!, Not in our country, not on our streets, not in our lives or those of any marginalized person!”

And with that outcry, and outnumbering the hate organizations, we saw the rise of white fragility as a vehicle was driven deliberately into a group of peaceful protestors. A young woman lost her life, 19 more were injured.  Graphic photos and videos flew through internet feeds st lighting speed, live streams showed graphic detail of the murder, the assaults on clergy, the assaults on police officers.  And as the fog cleared vigils formed across the country, immediately last evening solidarity movements started occurring, going on into today and likely into the next few days.  

We are a country at civil war, the battles have been small until Charlottesville.  We have allowed a false narrative on who the terrorists are in the United States.  We will allow it no more.  Join Women’s March in standing up against racism and the actions in Charlottesville, attend a vigil near you, share and use the image provided on your social media, and attend the March for Racial Justice in Washington DC on September 30, 2017 and stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of color.  They have been waiting for our support for a long time, let’s not let them down. 




Summer Reset


“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.”- Coretta Scott King

The failure of the Senate’s most recent attempt to strip health care from tens of millions of Americans proves yet again that the power of the people truly is greater than the people in power. Thanks to hundreds of thousands of phone calls, letters, meetings, and protests, people across America made their voices heard and changed the course of history. But our work is far from done.

Now more than ever, we must keep our momentum going. The House and Senate will be in recess from July 31st through September 4th. We call on you to meet with your representatives while they’re in the neighborhood to tell them about the issues you want them to address when they return to Washington this fall.

There are myriad issues that profoundly impact our lives on which the voices of women and our allies must be heard. Below, you’ll find resources about each of the Unity Principles that underpin our commitment to an intersectional resistance and to each other. Let them inspire you to educate and compel your representatives to take action. Please join us in using these tools to continue to drive the conversation. Let’s keep organizing from a place of love to shape the world we want to see.

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

Know your representatives. Click here to learn who represents you in the House and Senate and commit to scheduling a meeting.

Be your own best advocate. Check out our lobbying guide with tips on communicating effectively with your Reps.

Let your representatives know what issues matter to you using the hashtag #WhatWomenDemand.

Links here:

Bit.ly/AugustReset

March Details – #NRA2DOJ


Please join us and spread the word that the Women’s March from NRA 2 DOJ is July 14 & 15.

We will gather on Friday at 9am in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The rally begins promptly at 10am. The 17-mile march from the NRA to the Department of Justice will begin promptly at 12pm. People will stay overnight in the D.C. area. We will gather at the Department of Justice on Saturday at 10am. More details to be announced.

RSVP to the Facebook event here: bit.ly/NRA2DOJ
#NRA2DOJ

WE ARE NOT SAFE – July 14 #NRA2DOJ


We know that we are not safe.Recent actions of the NRA demonstrates not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appears to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest.

On July 14th, Women’s March and partners will mobilize a mass demonstration, again grounded in the principles of Kingian nonviolence, to denounce the false and intimidating rhetoric of hatred and send a clear message that our movement will proudly and bravely continue to strive for the respect of the civil and human rights of all people. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/220759958443652/?ti=icl

Response to the NRA

Although they do not deserve a larger audience for their hateful call for an “iron fist” against protestors and the resistance, the article below does include the video.  Please share the response from Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory, and Women’s March as a whole, and get ready to mobilize.  We will NOT be intimidated into silence! 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-the-nra-ad-thats-so-outrageous-womens-march-is-demanding-an-apology_us_595509b3e4b05c37bb7c8061

Juneteenth Festival / The State of Black Women 


Women’s March Pennsylvania is thrilled to have been asked to be a sponsor for such an important conversation as “The State of Black Women” at the Juneteenth Festival, we’d love to have you join us this Saturday! 
“Johnson House is Philadelphia’s only documented station on the Underground Railroad (UGRR) operating as a museum. As a 240+ year-old farmhouse whose history of anti-slavery activity puts it at the center of the struggle for freedom in America, we have identified a compelling need in our local and national discourse for: the true story of the UGRR, embedded in the economy and politics of our developing nation and told through the viewpoints of African American leaders in that struggle; the complex stories of white and Quaker allies; and paying forward the core principles of the Johnson House story, bringing those principles into a call to action for social justice, in our own times.

On June 17, 2017, Johnson House Historic Site Inc. will celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. 2017 represents our eleventh annual Juneteenth Festival Celebration. The event begins at 11:00 am at 5109 Germantown Avenue, site of the State Marker commemorating the writing of the First Protest against Slavery. From there, a “Freedom Walk” parade will march up Germantown Avenue to Washington Lane and Johnson House to kickoff festivities.

Throughout the festival, guests will be able to shop among a host of vendors at a historic and cultural marketplace – and -view exhibits on freedom displayed throughout the block. Other festival activities will include historic site guided tours (Cliveden, Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, Concord School House and Upper Burial Ground. Later in the day, festival attendees can enjoy our Pop-up Beer Garden and a panel discussion on the State of Black Women: Politics, Healthcare, Education, Economics, and Justice. The Panel will take place at Brand New Life Christian Center, 6301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. 2:00pm – 3:30pm.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/129646514244126??ti=ia

https://www.facebook.com/events/819361078219856??ti=ia

#WhiteWomen4BlackLives

THANK YOU to the 500+ women who signed up for the Women’s March #WhiteWomen4BlackLives task force. We started raising the consciousness of white women + their families this weekend, but this is just the beginning.
Today, #BettyShelby returns to her work at her Tulsa, OK police precinct. We need to send Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan a message that a police officer who murders an unarmed man is NOT fit for duty. We need to flood the phones at (918) 596-9378 or by emailing TPDChief@cityoftulsa.org

Also, if you are a white woman, please post a photo on social media today holding a sign saying: “Justice for Terence Crutcher,” “Fear is not an excuse,” or “Betty Shelby should be in jail,” for instance.


Please use the following caption for all posts (and include your photo):

We must confront the violence of white womanhood. Betty Shelby should be held accountable for taking the life of #TerenceCrutcher.

PLEASE SHARE + JOIN THE TASK FORCE: http://bit.ly/whitewomen4blacklives

#justice4terence #ripterencecrutcher #nojusticenopeace #blacklivesmatter #whitewomen4blacklives