Saturday, January 21, 2017

This Is Where I Am This Afternoon! Where Are You?

This afternoon I am up at the state capitol taking part in the “Connecticut Women’s March On Washington” event here.
In solidarity with the 200,000+ expected in Washington, D.C., let us meet on the North steps of the Capitol Building in Hartford for a rally, providing a local option for those who cannot travel to D.C. that day. Like many cities and states around the world, we will join in calling for honoring EVERY voice that upholds dignity, justice, unity, and equality for all. Share your views and show support for the ideals and principles behind the Women's March. If you are interested, please learn more about the values we are trying to express at https://www.womensmarch.com/mission/. ALL are welcome! Specific information about parking in the post pinned below.
The Women’s March On Washington has released their “Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles” and among those principles are,
  • We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights.This is the basic and original tenet from which all our values stem.
  • We believe Gender Justice is Racial Justice is Economic Justice. We must create a society in which women, in particular women—in particular Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, Muslim women, and queer and trans women—are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
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  • We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. This includes access to non-judgmental, comprehensive healthcare with no exceptions or limitations; access to name and gender changes on identity documents; full antidiscrimination protections; access to education, employment, housing and benefits; and an end to police and state violence.
I am there because I want to show President and Congress that their views on healthcare, women rights, Social Security, and LGBT rights are the minority view and do not reflect the majority of the people of the United States.

If you can't make it to a rally near where you live then send an email to your elected officials and let them know that you support the Women's March on Washington.

3 comments:

CountryDew said...

Thank you for marching. I wanted to go to my local rally but need a "keeper" due to my inability to walk far or stand up long, and had no one available to help me out. So thanks for representing those of us who couldn't do it ourselves.

Richard Nelson said...

What a wonderful rally. 10,000 came out the Capitol Police say. great signs, great friendly folks and an all around good time. Couldn't hear the speakers from where we were but then it really didn't matter as we know which way the wind blows. We ended up on the east side of the Capitol where there was a drumming group and lots of folks having a great time. My sign was black with white letters and a few pink triangles and read, We remember Never Again.

Zippi Kit said...

Ditto what CountryDew said. I'm really feeling my age anymore. Thank you for walking for all of us who would like to do so. BIG HUGS! it's almost cliché but I'd really give you a big hug in person.