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Announcing the Women's March on Philadelphia 2019 #weshallbeheard

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We are beyond excited to once again host and organize the 3rd Annual Women's March on Philadelphia on January 19th, 2019. Our theme this year is "We Shall be Heard"

We shall be heard in our neighborhoods as we organize for action against gun violence, racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia. We shall be heard in the workplace where we expect equal pay for equal work and say #timesup to sexual harassment and assault. We shall be heard by the politicians who represent us on women's reproductive rights including safe and legal abortion, low cost healthcare for all, free college tuition, lgbtq rights and anti-discrimination policies, a pathway to citizenship and immigration reform, protection for the right and the ability for all citizens to vote and climate change policy.

We hope that you will join us at 10am at Eakins Oval as we march down the Ben Franklin parkway to the Philadelphia Art Museum where we will rally with a list of amazing speakers that represent all that we are fighting for. 

We cannot do this without your help! Our organization is an all volunteer board who are dedicated to these causes and donate our time to the planning and execution of this amazing event. Donations are needed to pay for all of the various vendors for the event including sound, audio/visual, stage, tents, ADA seating, portable restrooms, lighting, etc...

Thank you for your support!

Deja, Amy, Salima, Laura, Nikki & Beth


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  1. What is your association with the national Women's March organization? What is your opinion of the work of Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour? I notice that it seems there are no Jews on your board. Is this a conscience decision on your part?

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  2. I would love to know that too, LifeWorks! 2017 & 2018 Marches here were organized and promoted by Philly Women Rally, which was NOT affiliated with "National" (run by Sarsour & Co.). There has since been a shake-up at Philly Women Rally and now I'm not so sure WHO is running the 2019 Philly March. I DO NOT wish to align myself with national, as I was VERY ANGRY at the disrespect Bernie Sanders surrogate Sarsour showed (old school) WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE Hillary Rodham Clinton! Given the recent accusations of sexual abuse/harassment/pay inequity of women by Sanders' 2016 campaign, I am LESS likely to associate with ANY Sanders' apologists!

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  3. There are two Jewish women on our Board, Beth Finn and Amy Martin. Our formal statement regarding the National Women's March organization is below:

    "The Women's March on Philadelphia, coordinated by Philly Women Rally, has always been organized by a group of local volunteer activists. We are not now, nor have we ever been, affiliated with the national Women's March organization or the group called Women's March Pennsylvania. We are a group of proud women and femmes who are Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ, African-American, Latina, and many other things. We stand against and denounce hate and bigotry in all their forms, including the recent increases in anti-Semitism, racism against people of color, and attacks on LGBTQ people. People are people and no one should fear for their safety based on who they are."

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    1. YAY... and thank you for the quick response! In 2016, after the election, I had signed on to march in DC with the ORIGINAL "One Million Women's March" organizers from Pantsuit Nation and had considered ditching the DC march after Sarsour & Co. disrespected HRC by NOT naming her as an Honoree!


      I have since marched here in Philly on the anniversary and intend to do the same this year.

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    2. Thank you so much for your response. That statement about NOT being part of the national organization is important and I could not find it on your website. I am sure many women would like to have this information before deciding whether or not to join the march. Now I feel good about getting a group together to join in. Again, thank you.

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Announcing the Women's March on Philadelphia 2018!

We are very pleased to announce the one year anniversary event of the Women's March on Philadelphia!

Women's March on Philadelphia 2018: We Resist. We Persist. We Rise.

10:30 am - gather at Aviator Park/Logan Square
11:00 am - marching from Logan Square to Eakins Oval
12:00 pm - Rally with speakers and performers kicks off

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Register for free tickets: http://bit.ly/WMP18Tix

Please consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/WMP18Donate

Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/WMP18

FAQs: https://www.facebook.com/notes/philly-women-rally-inc/faqs-for-womens-march-on-philadelphia-2018/1740077772963850/

More info to follow!

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