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FAQs


Why do I need tickets? Are tickets required?
Tickets are not required to attend and you don’t need to bring them with you. We are solely requesting people to register in order for us to gauge approximate attendance numbers so we can plan for things like security and port-o-potties.

Why are you asking for money/donations? Where does the money go?
We are fundraising to cover the costs of the march and rally. A short list of things we need to pay for includes: permit, sanitation, security, stage, lighting, sound, port-o-potties, tents (including a heated first-aid tent), signs, etc.

Are you working with SEPTA and the city to manage public transportation and planning?
Yes – this is one of the many reasons we ask people to register – so we can let SEPTA and the city know expected attendance figures and plan accordingly.

Can I wear a blue or pink pussy hat?
We are getting bombarded with questions about hats - pink, blue, pussy, or otherwise. We, as Philly Women Rally, do not dictate what others put on their bodies. There are many out there that find the hats offensive and not inclusive. There are many that find that the hats are empowering. We encourage you to research both sides. Here are a couple of links to get you started.

https://www.nbcnews.com/…/pink-pussyhat-cr...eator-addresses-c…
http://freebeacon.com/…/controversial-feminist-calls-women…/
https://theestablishment.co/the-womens-march-movement-is-tr…
https://www.pussyhatproject.com/faq/
http://twwusa.org/4809/member-voices-pink-pussy-hats/

Is this an anti-Trump March?
No, this event is so much broader than that. Trump was certainly the last straw for a lot of women, but the inequality we face goes far beyond him and his presidency -- it is a societal issue that has been brewing for centuries. Our March is focused on the positive messages of inspirational women, and how they adhere to the theme of "Resist, Persist, Rise."

Who will be speaking at this year's Women's March on Philadelphia?
We had a call for speakers and performers out, as we are focused on showcasing the stories of ordinary women in Philadelphia doing amazing things, under the theme of "We Resist. We Persist. We Rise." We will announce our full lineup soon. Our "Ordinary Women" speakers and performers have just been announced here: http://www.womensmarchphl.com/2018/01/announcing-ordinary-women-speakers-and.html

Are Republicans/Democrats/Pro-Life/Pro-Choice/Men/Non-Binary people allowed?
Yes - all people who have read the purpose of our march and are allies to Women and Femmes' rights are welcome.

Where can I find information about accessibility for people with disabilities?
Please check out these posts: http://www.womensmarchphl.com/search/label/accessibility

What do I need to know about security restrictions?
Please check out these posts: http://www.womensmarchphl.com/search/label/security

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Disability and Accessibility Information

JOIN IN EVEN IF YOU  CAN'T PHYSICALLY ATTEND

If you want to participate, but cannot attend because of a chronic illness or disability there are 2 ways you can still participate ... (you can even do both if you like!)
Disability March

The Disability March is “an online movement that gives people with disabilities and chronic illnesses a way to actively participate in the event via the internet. 

The Disability March site includes prompts for interested participants to submit their names, photos and statements.” The info goes live on the website and is also visible on the Disability March’s twitter feed @DisabilityMarch, creating a virtual archive of participants.”
- source https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/disability-march-online-movement-womens-march-washington-disabled_us_58813a39e4b0e3a735680f3e

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Mobility Rentals Accessibility

MOBILITY RENTALS
at the Women’s March on Philadelphia


We’ve made arrangements with Marx Medical Equipment so that you can rent a wheelchair, scooter or other mobility device ahead of time and have it delivered to the March with a 15% discount.

The pick up area will be at Spring Garden and Pennsylvania Avenue close to the stage,ADA seating and drop off area.

Rentals at this point (after 2 pm Friday) are on a case by case basis, and Marx will not have chairs for rent at the March site due to low demand.
Call Marx at (215) 426-9242
Be sure to specify that you are attending the Women’s March on Philadelphia andgive your name, phone number, and email address so they can contact you for follow-up questions to fit you with your exact equipment needs.

Marx may also have a limited number of wheelchairs and scooters available for same-day rental, for those with last-minute needs, but that will be dependent on how many advance reservations they receive, so if you expect to need a rental, be sure to c…