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January 20, 2017

My Message to Women on a Day of Firsts. ~ Rachel Brathen

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Take action.

Today has been a significant day of many firsts—not only for the U.S. but for the world as a whole.

However, tomorrow is the day that will go down in history. Join the millions of women and men (two million and counting!) marching to show support for the Women’s March and vision:

“We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families—recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” 

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us—immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault. Our communities are hurting and scared.

We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore.

The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

Join the main one in Washington or one of the 616 sister marches across the globe. There is one in Aruba, too!

March. Voice your opinion. Stand up for what you believe in!

Do you agree that everyone deserves to be treated with the same respect and dignity regardless of gender, skin color, age or religion? Then take action!

The future is bright as long as we stay united. Remember that together we are strong. Tomorrow will be a true testament to our ability to rise above and peacefully unite.

Go to www.womensmarch.com to register.

Comment below which March you will be joining!

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Author: Rachel Brathen

Image: Author’s Own, Rich Anderson/Flickr

Editor: Caitlin Oriel

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