Press Coverage

 

 

The Resistance, Day Two: The Women’s March on Raleigh Brings 17,000 Downtown

Indy Week, Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Capitol Tonight: The Women’s March

TWC-News, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

‘Equality for everyone’ is key theme of marches

Wilkes Journal Patriot, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hundreds of thousands mobilize in women’s marches across the South

Facing South, Monday, January 23, 2017

Women Takeover Downtown Raleigh With Puns and ‘Pussyhats”

WUNC-FM, Monday, January 23, 2017

Raleigh Women’s March called an unexpected ‘phenomenon’

News & Observer, Monday, January 23, 2017

How Women in North Carolina are Resisting HB2 & Donald Trump in The Same Breath

Bustle, Monday, January 23, 2017

Raleigh women’s march draws thousands as part of a day of demonstrations

North State Journal, Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women’s March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters

Indy Week, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thousands rally in women’s march on Raleigh

Technician, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Organizers estimate 17,000 gather in Raleigh for Women’s March

WRAL-TV, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tens of thousands of women protest Trump across North Carolina

WTVD-TV, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women’s marches scheduled for several North Carolina cities

WWAY-TV, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thousands pack downtown Raleigh for Women’s March

WNCN-TV, Saturday, January 21, 2017

In North Carolina The Women’s March Continues in Raleigh

NPR, Saturday, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women’s rally in Raleigh draws thousands in solidarity with DC march

News & Observer, Saturday, January 21, 2017

Overhead Shots Show Massive Women’s March Crowds in Cities Across America

Slate, Saturday, January 21, 2017

In Raleigh, N.C., a Princess Leia sign reads: ’We are the Resistance’

Los Angeles Times, Saturday, January 21, 2017

As Trump takes office, women march for causes

News & Observer, Friday, January 20,2017

Protests in Raleigh and Durham stay small Friday; large march planned Saturday

WNCN-TV, Friday, January 20, 2017

Thousands of North Carolinians to March for Women’s Rights

WUNC-Radio, Friday, January 20, 2017

Triangle women to march in Raleigh, DC

WTVD-TV, Friday, January 20, 2017

Beyond the Ballot Box: NC Women Join Weekend Marches

Public News Service, Friday, January 20, 2017

Thousands expected at Raleigh women’s march

WNCN-TV, Friday, January 20, 2017

5,000 Expected for Women’s March on Raleigh, Sister march Organized in West Jefferson, Too

HCPress, Thursday, January 19, 2017

Raleigh will follow in the footsteps of women’s DC march

WTVD-TV, Thursday, January 19, 2017

NC ‘Sister March’ in Raleigh to coincide, with National Women’s March on Washington

News & Observer, Wednesday, January 18, 2017

March on Raleigh plans to give voice to thousands of women

WRAL-TV, Tuesday, Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Women’s march on Raleigh planned

WNCN-TV, Friday, January 13, 2017

 


PRESS RELEASE  

For Immediate Release

Triangle Women Planning Rally & March On Raleigh for Jan. 21st

Hundreds Expected to Protest Politics of Division

Raleigh, N.C. – A multiracial, multireligious, and multigenerational grassroots group of women are planning a Women’s March on Raleigh (WMOR). It is a solidarity event with the Women’s March on Washington, also taking place January 21st, 2017.

Dozens of women and allies have been planning the march from the basement of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church for the past several weeks. Reverend Michelle Laws of the NAACP is a confirmed speaker, as well as MaryBe McMillan of the NC AFL-CIO and Sarah Preston of Lillian’s List.

“I broke down sobbing on election night because I was worried about my mother who wears hijab, about my community, communities of color, as well working class communities who have been targeted by President-elect Trump.” said Salma Mirza, a queer Muslim UNC-Chapel Hill graduate who is a leader with Durham for All, Muslims for Social Justice, and Stop the Carolina Coup. She is also a core organizer for the WMOR. “I learned from fighting the legislative coup in North Carolina that I could not afford to fall into despair. We mobilized thousands of people, and we are making a difference. Justice may be slow, but it is worth the fight.”

“Women have always been on the front lines of mobilizing people for social justice, especially here in North Carolina,” explains Carly Jones, a principal organizer of the WMOR. “Anyone not connected to organizations fighting for women's rights, civil rights, and true democracy will want to get involved after attending this event.” Jones is a NC native, arts advocate and community organizer based in Raleigh.

“This is just the beginning,” agrees Anna Grant, a native of Chapel Hill and Outreach Director for Carolina Jews for Justice, and also a central figure in organizing the WMOR.“You will see us again, and again - at the ballot box and in the streets.”

The NC capital has been the frontline of protests and national news following the Republican-led legislature’s voter suppression efforts, attacks on education, tracking of women’s personal medical records, and refusal to expand Medicaid benefits sorely needed by single mothers. North Carolina has also gained national attention for the passage of HB2, which prevents municipalities from enacting local anti-discrimination measures or increasing their minimum wage. The recent mass outcry against the legislative power grab also made national headlines, including the NAACP's Reverend William Barber warning that the NC General Assembly  is “trying to raise a New Confederacy.”

“We just witnessed a campaign in which sexism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia and other ugly forces were used as tools to divide us but we will not be divided. We will stand together in love and solidarity as dignified, deserving human beings no matter our race, gender or religious preference," says Nancy Petty, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church’s Pastor. Gailya Paliga, President of NC NOW, and movement organizer adds, “Those tactics put people and policies in charge that will hurt every single one of us.  It is natural that North Carolina’s women and allies will lead the resistance here.”

For more info, visit: https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/349823032061399/

Press contacts:

Salma Mirza. 716-432-1576  -  salma.m.mirza@gmail.com

Anna Grant. 484-326-4399  -  Anna@carolinajewsforjustice.org

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