NM in Women's March on Washington

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New Mexico is diverse, strong, and culturally rich. The results of the recent election, after months of hateful rhetoric, made many people angry, terrified, saddened and defeated. We, as New Mexicans, intend to travel to DC, to be heard. We will not give in to hate and intolerance. We will not stand idly by, while our sisters and brothers and friends and neighbors are terrorized by the shadow of what has been proposed for our country. Please help us make sure that as many different voices as possible, from the Land of Enchantment, can be heard on January 21, 2017. Together we are strong.

Round Trip Bus Ticket: $258.92
Hotel Room for 2 people, (double Occupancy) $338.00 (for two nights)

This is too important. We cannot leave people out based on income. Please consider sponsoring our marchers, who are coming from every part of the state. Your donation will go to bus fare (27 hour ride, each way), lodging, food, medical supplies, banners, and so much more! We are going to represent this great state of ours. Please read the words of our peaceful demonstrators, and why they would like to attend:

"Last night at dinner I told her about this opportunity and she got tears in her eyes and said she would love to go. My mom is a proud Hispanic single mother , who at the age of 60 still cleans rooms to provide for her and my 17 year old little brother, Matt. I want to March beside her holding her hand to show her the strength and fearlessness she has instilled in me, to show her that this new administration cannot take her civil rights, cannot tell her oldest daughter she should not love her amazing wife, or imply my little brother is less than [anyone else] because of his skin color ." -Yvonne G

"I march because I am a woman. Though on different sides of the aisle, my mother stressed the importance of women’s rights and to not allow society to denigrate our position in the world. I march for HER and all WOMEN. I march because of the rhetoric towards the LGBTQIA community and the fear and violence that has ensued. I march for my family and friends. I march because my years of working with immigrants seeking amnesty taught me that our nation MUST be a nation for ALL. I march for immigrants. I march because as an educator of students with disabilities, our voices MUST be heard and not ridiculed. I march for US. I march because I am a Jew. I march because I will not allow HATE to turn into action and allow history to repeat itself. I march for my people and people of ALL religions. I march for my mom… my family… my friends… my people….and my country. I MARCH. " -Lisa M.

"I'm 80 years old and have never been much of an activist. Now is the time!" -Carolyn W.

"Growing up gay in a time when being open was neither accepted nor safe (1950's-60's), I have come to value my freedom to be, in contemporary America. Living in a culture of shared morality and values felt right to me. Trump to me represented the very worst of humanity. And I was sure everyone would feel similarly. The election really shook my sense of reality and security. I identify strongly with women and people of color in our society. And feel it's imperative to stand up and show the country we belong and show the world who we really are." -Mike M.

"I’m a proud daughter of an immigrant mother. We have endured years of racism and hate because we came from another county. We have great careers, education, homes, pay our taxes and have never committed a crime. Yet, we have been spit on, yelled at while walking, had stuff thrown at us, have seen crosses burn and criticized for being different. I march for my mother, myself, my sister, her kids, LGBT+ friends, the disabled and all women. It’s time to let the world know we are not going to stand for this in OUR country anymore." -Lava B

"I am going on this Women's March in DC to encourage more women to go. I am the President of Santa Fe NOW and I want to see women join together to protect their rights. I want women to be aware of the threat. The election of Donald Trump has put women's rights into a downward tailspin. Women should know how hard it was to get reproductive rights, healthcare, LGBTQ rights and how determined the republicans are to take them away. I want the threats to stop. We need to be working toward equal pay for all and not constantly trying to hang on to the rights we worked so hard to get. I'm marching to show our strength as we demand to keep our rights and obtain equal pay and finally, pass the ERA. " -Rebecca L

"I march to protect the rights that have been long fought for and, in some cases, hard won by women, by minorities, by our LGBT communities. I march to speak out for the work yet to be done including equal pay for women; the end of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault; and the protection a woman's right to choose. I march because "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights!" [Hillary Clinton] I march to honor and defend the human and civil rights of us all. I march because "All it takes for evil to succeed is for a few good [people] to do nothing." [Edmund Burke] We cannot let the political and judicial victories we have achieved with our blood, sweat and tears for over two centuries to become eroded or reversed at any time - now or in the future. We must not turn back the clock on our advancements. Now is the time to take a stand and let Washington see that we will not abandon the progress of the past and we will continue to promote humankind's trajectory of equality for all. By your presence, by your voice, by your actions, you can take a stand to defend your values and beliefs; for what you will tolerate and for what you will not. You need to ask yourself, what you stand for, and courageously act in accordance with those principles." -Jan M
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For every donation over $100, you will receive an honorary knitted pussycat hat, in solidarity with our marchers!
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$100
Kate Florio
16 months ago

Women's rights are human rights... BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN!!!

$25
Ken Hartke
16 months ago

Godspeed and good luck

DM
$35
Diane Nassir, M.A.
16 months ago

The Resistance is NOW--ABQ be loud and proud!

DV
$50
Dennis Valliant
16 months ago
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Important work.

CA
$25
Celia Ameline
16 months ago
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Thank you all for going! Be loud and proud :)

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