Wed., March 8 2017
On March 8, International Women's Day, the organizers of the Women's March are calling for a general strike by womxn. They write that, "Women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity." The organizers also write that the goal of the strike is to "highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face." The website lists three ways that anyone, anywhere can participate in the strike: taking the day off from paid and unpaid labor, avoiding shopping for the day (with exceptions of small, women- and minority-owned businesses), and/or wearing red in solidarity. Find even more information on the Women's March website, including a template letter to inform your employer of your participation in the strike, a template "Out of Office" auto-response email, and general FAQs.