The Women’s March in Washington DC. January 21, 2017
The LWV maintains a clear nonpartisan policy with regard to social action and therefore, the LWV will not officially sign on to the planned marches to be held in our national and state capitols.
However, the league does encourage members to be active on issues that are of local and national concern. Some league members have expressed interest in showing support for this movement. As reported on NPR (12/21) leaders of the march state: "This is not anti -Trump; This is pro-women". ..."Organizers can use the march to proffer alternative ways to create change in their communities and contribute to a greater movement from a local, everyday standpoint".
Part of the Mission of the March: “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.”
“It was important for us to take the time to confirm that this peaceful protest is in line with the League’s principles.” Chris Carson, LWVUS President.
If members are interested in joining together in support of this effort, but can't make the trip to D.C., there will be "sister" events planned in Bayfield, Madison and Minneapolis on January 21st.
Peaceful, nonpartisan peoples of the Gichigami (Lake Superior) basin, we invite you to walk with us on January 21, 2017, 10:00. The day after the inauguration. We walk in solidarity with persons (Women) of Washington D.C. and around the world on this day of prayer. We wish to express our concern/support/solidarity for the sanctity of our water, the purity of our air and the cleansing (not befouling) our nest (Gaia). Our name, Gwaaba'amaw, [scoop it up for her (dip water etc.)] feels and sounds most appropriate for our times. What will you scoop up and offer to she who sustains you? (mother, sister, lover, earth?)
For help with pronunciation: http://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/main-entry/gwaaba-amaw-vta
You can read more about this march by going to: https://actionnetwork.org/events/gwaabaamaw