In Support of 10.17.20 Women’s March

Flood Social Media with the Women Running in 2020

The first Women's March was January 21, 2017. It was a protest against the election of President Donald Trump. As many as 5 million people marched in the U.S., and another 7 million marched in one of the 168 sister marches around the world.

This Saturday, October 17, 2020, Women's March Global is organizing another march. Again, the march will protest the Trump presidency, but this march is motivated by the Senate’s plan to begin confirmation hearings for a new Supreme Court Justice to fill RBG's seat. Trump’s appointment of Amy Coney Barrett will shift the balance of the Court even further to the right, jeopardizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Roe v. Wade, voting rights, marriage equality, and so much more.

So, on this one day, Saturday, October 17th, don’t get distracted by anything Trump says or does. Instead, we should spend the day supporting the women marching in the streets.

On Saturday, October 17th,
  1. Research a candidate in your state. Look at that candidate's Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts, and repost or retweet an image of the candidate. When you post, say something positive about the candidate’s campaign. Or, 
  2. Visit the candidate’s campaign webpage and Share a link via social media to a page on that candidate's page. Spread the word and let your circle know who you support. Or,
  3. Find and share an article with an interview of your candidate or one that explains the state of the race. Focus on the issues or the women running for office. Or,
  4. Use this free template and create a graphic to post on Instagram or Facebook. Please add more candidate pictures and create your own.
We’ve formed a team for this virtual event.  Click here to join.

Example posts could be:

As you know, the Candidate Information Action Team featured many wonderful women as part of the 2020 Women to Win candidate series. To re-read their profiles, click here. Then, share the link to one of these articles on your Facebook page or Twitter account.

Or, re-watch one of the team’s CIAT webinars by visiting the GWC Facebook page.  

This march may be one of the last GOTV (get out the vote) events before November 3rd. The Global Women’s Caucus hopes that you will join the team and do your part. Clicking here for details

If we can’t be in the streets, we can use this day, Saturday, October 17th, to support those who will protest in-person. We can generate online excitement and move toward great results on November 3.