Women’s March 2018: How to get involved

 
BY:Joelle Fishman| January 11, 2018
Women’s March 2018: How to get involved

 

A little over a year ago, the Women’s March brought literally millions into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration and everything it represented. It was a hugely important moment in the resistance highlighting the leading role of women, a role that has only grown.

This year’s march is just a few week’s away and is focused on the midterm elections. The national march is January 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Local marches will take place the day before,  January 20.

The Communist Party is participating! Let’s get organized!!

The theme of the march is “Power to the Polls.”  It’s been reported that over 20,000 women have pledged to be candidates for local, state and national office in November!

Most state’s Women’s March committees continued to operate since January 2017 and are planning their own events. Many have their own Facebook pages. The largest state march is being planned for New York City.

We strongly urge group participation by clubs and districts including creating an event if one is not nearby. Importantly, after the march targeted mass voter registration drives will occur in swing states a vital activity that everyone can join in on. There is also a youth organizing component to the Women’s March.

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Author

    Joelle Fishman chairs the Connecticut Communist Party USA. She is a Commissioner on the City of New Haven Peace Commission, serves on the executive board of the Alliance of Retired Americans in Connecticut and is an active member of many economic rights and social justice organizations. She was a candidate for Congress from 1973 to 1982, maintaining minor-party ballot status for the Communist Party in Connecticut's Third Congressional District. As chair of the CPUSA Political Action Commission, she has played an active role in the broad labor and people's alliance that defeated the ultra-right in the 2008 elections and continues to mobilize for health care, worker rights and peace.

     

     

Comments (2)

Sum Ting Wong | January 22, 2018 at 7:19 PM

I have never seen a bigger bunch of disappointments In my life.

Nj | January 14, 2018 at 7:08 PM

Yes! Time for Christie conservatives to speak out .

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