|*MEET AT CITY PLAZA ON FAYETTEVILLE
ST. IN FRONT OF MARRIOTT AT 10:30. MARCH TO MOORE SQUARE.*
We unite with the broad, inclusive mission of the national march, which
states: "The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted,
demonized, and threatened many of us...The Women’s March on Washington
will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in
office...We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all
levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing
there is no true peace without justice and equity for all." You can read
the full mission statement at
As the Raleigh, NC mobilization, we also assert:
- The theme for our march is "Women
Mobilize NC." Those who are not connected to organizations fighting for
women's rights, gender justice and all aspects of a true democracy
should be after attending this event. You will see us again and again,
in the streets and at the ballot box!
- North Carolina has been on the front lines of the struggle for
democracy and progress. But our state legislature is trying to raise a
- We just witnessed a campaign in which racism, classism, sexism,
Islamophobia, homophobia, and other ugly forces were used as tools to
divide us. Those tactics put people and policies in charge that will
hurt every single one of us. We will build bridges, not walls, knowing
that a blow to one is a blow to all.
- Racism is the cornerstone of the strategy to implement minority rule
to the detriment of all. We seek to lift up the leadership of women and
trans people of color.
- North Carolina’s women and allies lead a loving, beautiful and
creative resistance to the backwards policies proposed by the incoming
- Here in NC we know undemocratic, minority rule when we see it. We -
diverse, but united in celebration of women's rights, human rights, and
democratic rights - are the real majority! And we refuse to be silenced.