The March Anniversary weekend is almost here! We're 4 days out and a little over 40% of our goal. Thank you to our 403 backers and everyone who shared the campaign for believing in us and getting us this far.
We are committed to organizing a safe and inclusive March and Day of Action for everyone, and that means ensuring communication access is provided. Getting closer to our goal helps us make more accessibility services, including ASL interpretation and CART services available on the Day of Action. Your donations also help us provide better AV at the rally and cover incidentals for event speakers, panelists, healers, facilitators, and trainers. In these last days before the march, please help us by sharing this campaign with your friends, family, and network.
The march route and schedule for January 19 is available on our website; find info on the early start time, getting to the rally, and the map of the various events happening on Saturday. Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite!- Check to see if your employer matches donations
and request a donation match to: ReelGrrls Inc - Seattle Womxn Marching Forward.- Donate:
here on GoFundMe- Mobile Giving:
Text SEATTLE to 44-321 to donate
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!
An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization. If you volunteer with us , your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Go here
to see if your employer participates.
WHY WE MARCH
We are marching because despite some recent victories, there is still so much work to be done. Children are dying at our borders. Reproductive rights are vanishing. Opportunity for success is being denied to entire swaths of our population. We can’t be quiet now.
We are organizing the 2019 rally and march to honor the unity principles and lift up voices that aren’t commonly heard. And we are organizing a day of action to help the growing population of people looking for ways to be involved deepen their commitment to the movement, and connect with others who are looking to take significant action to improve their lives and the lives of others.THE ORGANIZERS OF SEATTLE'S WOMXN'S MARCH and DAY OF ACTION
This year, both the March and the Day of Action are being organized by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward
, a grassroots group comprised of womxn who organized the 2017 Womxn’s March on Seattle.We are committed to upending the white supremacist patriarchal structures, attitudes, and institutions that continue to negatively impact womxn and their families locally and nationally. Learn more about the team here
.WHY YOUR DONATION MATTERS
Both the march and day of action have basic requirements to make sure the events are accessible and safe. Funds donated to Seattle Womxn Marching Forward will go towards:
- Permitting and insurance
- AV requirements for the rally
- Sanitation, and safety needs like barricades
- HUB space locations rentals
- Accessibility services including ASL and CART on Day of Action
- Incidentals for event speakers, panelists, healers, facilitators, and trainers
We are raising funds through our fiscal sponsor, Reel Grrls Inc
. 5% of all donations given to the Womxn's March on Seattle will benefit Reel Grrls.
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT
Volunteer as a peacekeeper:
Volunteer to become one of the Peaceful marcher who navigates crowd, keeps an eye out for any issues, handles crowd management and connects people with appropriate services & groups. Sign up here
.Offer a venue:
On Sunday January 20th, Hubs around the region will host workshops, trainings, and community-specific events. If you have a venue that you would like to donate for our use on January 20th, please email our Event team here: Keala.SWMF@gmail.comGive to the food lifeline:
Each hub and participating business collects food, clothing, toys and other essentials for a variety of charities. If you would like to partner with us, please email our event team: Charmaine.SWMF@gmail.com Sponsor an event or an activity:
If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating with matching from a business, please email our fundraising team here: Tess.SWMF@gmail.comGet one of these awesome t-shirts:
Order yours here
Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the womxn and advocates of the greater Seattle area.
*** *** *** More information about our fiscal sponsor: Reel Grrls
empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent, and influence through media production. Their mission is to cultivate voice and leadership in girls at a vulnerable age in their development. 5% of all donations given to the Womxn's March on Seattle will benefit Reel Grrls.Partnership with MLK Organizing Coalition:
We recognize that the Womxn’s March on Seattle falls on Martin Luther King Day weekend, and Seattle has a rich history of honoring the Rev. King through activities like a citywide march and day of service. We consulted with local organizers
to ensure our events were coordinated and collaborative.