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The Women’s General Strike Is Slated For March 8

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The people behind the Women’s March have officially set the date for women’s general strike for March 8 — which is, dubbed “A Day Without A Woman,” the strike is meant to send a powerful message to the country and the world that women’s voices will not be ignored. Unlike a protest, general strikes are harder to ignore, especially if they have consequences for a country’s economy — which is also why they can be much more effective.

“In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman,” the organizers behind the Women’s March wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “We ask: Do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?

“We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed ,and hatred,” they continued. “On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman.”

The post ends by stating that they will provide more information about the strike over the next few weeks.

In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you. In the meantime, we are proud to support Strike4Democracy’s #F17 National Day of Action to Push Back Against Assaults on Democratic Principles. This Friday, February 17th, gather your friends, families, neighbors, and start brainstorming ideas for how you can enhance your community, stand up to this administration, integrate resistance and self-care into your daily routine, and how you will channel your efforts for good on March 8th. Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint. #DayWithoutAWoman #WomensMarch

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