La Phoenikera Women March to The Polls
About a year ago thousands of Phoenikerxs joined millions of people around the country for The Women’s March. This event (the largest protest ever recorded in U.S. history), was mostly held as a public demonstration against the recently elected Trump Administration and everything he stood for.
As a rebellious act, it set the tone for the resistance to a pussy-grabbing agenda that not only tramples over women’s rights but also the rights of every group in the U.S. that doesn’t proudly wear the Make America Great! hat (actually, those are also getting fucked, they just don’t know it yet).
Ironically, organizers of the march seemed to be pissed that women of color were marching to chants of Black Lives Matter and Not1More Deportation because they felt this took attention away from the issues they were calling attention to. It seems though, that they got their shit together and this year they actually included communities of color in the organizing and promotion of marches across the country. Look at that…white people are kind of getting that immigration issues and racism issues are women’s issues… #intersection.
If last year you marched because you support federal protections and rights for women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, the LGBT community and other groups, or you oppose this administration’s domestic and foreign policy, this Sunday you can join thousands as they congregate for The Women’s March to The Polls.
The purpose is not just to show numbers and make headlines in Sunday’s paper. It is to increase awareness about the importance of the upcoming mid-term elections within communities affected by Trump’s policies, and also to encourage women (especially women of color), to run for office and seek roles of leadership in our political system.
We know what happened recently in a special election when a bunch of people of color –specifically women– organized in their community (I’m looking at you Alabama) and saved everyone’s asses from a horse-riding, gun-slinging, teenage-raping fanatic, who was about to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Several events will be announced during the rally: protests, legislative actions, community events, and voter registration drives.
WHEN: 01/21 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007