RALLY ON RALEIGH
JANUARY 20, 2018
On the anniversary of the Women's March, we will gather again to rally for our mission. We will celebrate Women Leading the Resistance and uplift voices and stories of communities that are affected by the current administration and its oppressive policies. Join us in our efforts to empower our community and keep its activist spirit alive!
Together, we pledge to defend and support communities under attack including women, immigrants, working families, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, Jews, refugees, & people with disabilities; to fight the third attempt to institute a Muslim ban and to reject Islamophobia; to oppose the attacks on the transgender community; to support #metoo, a movement holding people accountable for sexual assault/violence against women and supporting survivors; to work for equal access to voting and voting rights, including challenging gerrymandering, voter suppression, and disenfranchisement tactics, as well as supporting hand counted paper ballots and verified vote; to support living wages, affordable health care, reproductive health care, paid family & sick leave child care, adequately funded public education, and common sense gun regulations; to support investment in our public schools, health care, safety, and infrastructure, and to oppose tax policies that unfairly benefit the ultra-rich at the expense of working- and middle-class Americans; to work to protect our air, water, and land; to oppose racially biased policing & mass incarceration, and deportations that tear apart families; to support DREAMers and fight for DACA. Though we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, we are united in our aim to support and lift up the leadership of women and trans people of color, amplify voices of people from marginalized communities, elect responsible leadership, and advocate for a more just and equitable city, state, nation, and world.
WOMEN MOBILIZE NC
Women Mobilize NC is an ad hoc volunteer group formed from the organizers of the Women's March on Raleigh that works to promote actions, events, and groups in NC that further our mission. We marched, rallied, called, protested, wrote, and continued the movement after the march. We come from different experiences, and many of us are first-time activists. Together, we shattered media and governmental expectations and remain dedicated to pursuing justice in our communities.
Since we marched on Raleigh last January, we have continued in our efforts to mobilize our community through a variety of protests, rallies, and other actions. We have shown solidarity with marginalized communities at the No Ban No Wall Rally, HKonJ, anti-HB2 and pro-Equal Rights Amendments at the NCGA, Paid Sick Leave Rally, March for Science, March for Truth, Fund HB13 rally, Fairmaps Rally, the Rally against Islamaphobia and Racism, and the Pledge a Protester initiative. We have engaged with elected officials through call banks, legislative trainings, and meetings with legislators at events like Women’s Advocacy Day, Tuesdays with Tillis, and Empty-chair town hall events through Senators and Representatives. There is much work yet to be done, but we are proud of the way we have mobilized our community in the past year and will continue to do so in the years ahead.