Women's March New Orleans

$12,280 of $10k goal

Raised by 527 people in 3 months
Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for your donations and enthusiasm for this event!  I am working in conjunction with the organizer for the Millennials March; we are pooling all donations for the adequate permits and police escorts.

We have had such a positive response, that it looks like we are going to go over 1,000 attendees!  That is fantastic!  However, once we go over 1,000 people, the permit costs increase significantly, and essentials such as porto-potties and a professional clean up crew are required. 

I am increasing the Go Fund Me goal to $10,000 to cover these expenses.  If you are willing and able, please contribute what you can, even a few dollars will make a difference!  We will have more updates tomorrow regarding final permit fees.  If there are extra funds, we are looking at renting time at Duncan Plaza.

Thank you all again for your efforts!  Event description below:

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
We will meet at Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields Ave) in New Orleans at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. we will begin our march down Elysian Fields Ave. and turn right on Decatur Street. We will cross Canal and continue on Tchoupitoulas St., then turning right up Poydras Street. We will make a right on Loyola Ave. and continue left onto Perdido Street to congregate in front of City Hall.

This is a combined event with Millennials March and March for Louisiana.

We are working on scheduling speakers, additional details to follow. See link below for a go fund me page to gather the $10,000 funds required for permit fees for Washington Square Park, police support, crowd insurance, porta potty rentals, and clean up crews. A $5 - $20 per person donation is appreciated!

Date of March: Saturday, 01/21/17
Time of March: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Starting Location: Washington Square Park
Ending Location: New Orleans City Hall
No tickets required.

Please note, although we anticipate that all funds raised will go to the organization of the march, if there are any excess funds raised, the proceeds will go to charity.
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Update 3
Posted by Marcia Lane
2 months ago
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Hello everyone, thank you all so much again for everyone's involvement in the Women's March New Orleans. As you may know, I am one of the organizers who helped with logistics setting up the event.

I am withdrawing a portion of the funds in my name at this time to cover the expenses that I incurred for the march. We had approximately $4,500 in expenses: Permit fees, stage/tent/table rentals, Duncan Plaza rental, clean up crew, porta-potty rentals, Guitar Center speaker rentals, event insurance, and purchase of the safety organizers vests. The organizer from Our Revolution covered the costs of the Police escorts for the event.

There will be approximately $6,500 remaining of funds collected. The organizers are discussing whether we will form a non-profit organization for the Women's March New Orleans so that these funds can be used for future marches. However, we are also discussing donating the remaining funds to organizations such as the National Organization of Women, or Planned Parenthood. Please feel free to provide input, or let me know if you'd like to be involved in planning the next event!

Thank you all again, it was such an honor to be a part of such a positive, peaceful march!
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Update 2
Posted by Marcia Lane
3 months ago
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Hello again! As the days have passed and this movement has gained steam, the full costs of the march are become more clear!

I apologize for having to increase our GoFundMe goal again, but we think we need to raise upwards of $4,000 plus the funds from the Millennials March to cover the costs of the rally.

Both the Women's March on Washington as well as our local march in New Orleans is focused on a peaceful message of women's rights, humans rights, equality, and justice. To have a peaceful and successful march, we need to raise the funds for the appropriate permit fees, Police Officer support, crowd insurance, as well as restroom facilities and a clean up crew.

We are hoping that everyone planning on joining the march can contribute to this fund! Every dollar counts, we all are looking forward to a peaceful and successful march. This is an opportunity to have our voices heard, and our numbers can not be denied! Please help us reach our fundraising goal!

Thank you all again for your efforts!
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Update 1
Posted by Marcia Lane
3 months ago
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Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your donations and enthusiasm for this event! I am working in conjunction with the organizer for the Millennials March; we are pooling all donations for the adequate permits and police escorts.

We have had such a positive response, that it looks like we are going to go over 1,000 attendees! That is fantastic! However, once we go over 1,000 people, the permit costs increase significantly, and essentials such as porto-potties and a professional clean up crew are required.

I am increasing the Go Fund Me goal to $2,000 to cover these expenses. If you are willing and able, please contribute what you can, even a few dollars will make a difference! We will have more updates tomorrow regarding final permit fees. If there are extra funds, we are looking at renting time at Duncan Plaza.

Thank you all again for your efforts!
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Cynthia Wiggins
2 months ago

I was excited to see such a large turnout. Thanks Julie Harris for informing me about the March. Its clear to me now more then ever that we need to form a Women group across this city to deal with women issues and issues within our city as a whole. I'm ready hope you guys are too. I think you should hold the money use it to establish community women meetings for the purpose of discussing women and city issues.

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Amy Murphy
2 months ago

Any of those would be great, but given what we've seen these first couple weeks of this administration, I feel like you should hold onto the funds for another march. It's just a matter of time before we

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Michelle Legler
2 months ago

I vote for PP

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Grace Lutz Chandonnet
2 months ago

Tough decision. Donating to Planned Parenthood is a great idea, but I guess I feel as though continuing to be vocal and in their faces might be a better plan. I think a nonprofit organization with the goal of more marches gets my vote.

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Marla Chirdon
2 months ago

Given that Louisiana has a dearth of women's organizations, I think creating a nonprofit to leverage the energy of the women's march would be ideal. Imagine the first women's nonprofit devoted to women's issues and potential partnerships could arise from this (i.e. IWES in New Orleans) to create national visibility and potential funding. Otherwise, support Planned Parenthood.

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Michelle Hatwood
2 months ago

It's great that there are funds left over. Thanks for helping to organize the March. I think donating to PP is a wonderful idea. It's like putting money where our mouth is. It's supporting the freedom of women's choice. My other thought would be to use it to support a womens advocacy group that is working towards women's rights through the government.

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Dixie McIlwraith
2 months ago

I, like most of my friends, are getting many requests for money and it is hard to know where to send funds that will so the most good. I donate to PP, to ACLU as well as to other organizations not directly affected by the American political situation, but still very vulnerable to US policy, like the UN council for refugees, Amnesty, MSF etc. That being said, my preference is you retain the funds for more marches. I have no idea where it would do the most good, but the March made a difference and I believe we should march again, as needed.

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Liz Harris
2 months ago

Thank you for your help in getting the march together. I feel that the detractors here do not comprehend the bigger picture. If donald trump is left to his devices, he will undoubtedly see that many children and others die because of lack of funding for food stamps, healthcare, and other programs that have historically saved poor people. I personally feel the money should go to Planned Parenthood, because, aside from the fact that no public funds go to abortions, many women in poverty depend on Planned Parenthood for wellness exams, detection of diseases, and other preventative medical needs. I was proud to march and would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Kerry Rowsey Brewer
3 months ago

You all are sick. If you want to donate, you should have donated to the dying children on here, children that desperately need help. I guess that's out of question tho, considering you gave your instead, to a March to kill babies!

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Louis Sahuc
3 months ago

It would be nice to know what day

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$12,280 of $10k goal

Raised by 527 people in 3 months
Created January 8, 2017
AW
$10
Amelie Welman
3 months ago
MP
$100
Mallory Page
3 months ago
JS
$20
Joan Smith
3 months ago

My son and I were travelling and happened to be in your town yesterday and we were able to join in! It was a very peaceful and joyful event and we felt very safe, so we'd like to make a donation to help with the costs you may have incurred. Thank you for doing it!!!

ES
$10
Eric Swanson
3 months ago

Great event! Keep up the good work!

JC
$50
j kevin colligan
3 months ago

Sorry I missed the March: I'm in town for my mother-in-law's 102nd birthday, and a day and dinner for her just took precedence

EH
$20
Elizabeth Hwang
3 months ago
MF
$15
M W Fandino
3 months ago
LW
$10
Laura Wilt
3 months ago
MM
$30
maryann miller
3 months ago
SK
$10
Selvi Kara
3 months ago
Cynthia Wiggins
2 months ago

I was excited to see such a large turnout. Thanks Julie Harris for informing me about the March. Its clear to me now more then ever that we need to form a Women group across this city to deal with women issues and issues within our city as a whole. I'm ready hope you guys are too. I think you should hold the money use it to establish community women meetings for the purpose of discussing women and city issues.

+ Read More
Amy Murphy
2 months ago

Any of those would be great, but given what we've seen these first couple weeks of this administration, I feel like you should hold onto the funds for another march. It's just a matter of time before we

+ Read More
Michelle Legler
2 months ago

I vote for PP

+ Read More
Grace Lutz Chandonnet
2 months ago

Tough decision. Donating to Planned Parenthood is a great idea, but I guess I feel as though continuing to be vocal and in their faces might be a better plan. I think a nonprofit organization with the goal of more marches gets my vote.

+ Read More
Marla Chirdon
2 months ago

Given that Louisiana has a dearth of women's organizations, I think creating a nonprofit to leverage the energy of the women's march would be ideal. Imagine the first women's nonprofit devoted to women's issues and potential partnerships could arise from this (i.e. IWES in New Orleans) to create national visibility and potential funding. Otherwise, support Planned Parenthood.

+ Read More
Michelle Hatwood
2 months ago

It's great that there are funds left over. Thanks for helping to organize the March. I think donating to PP is a wonderful idea. It's like putting money where our mouth is. It's supporting the freedom of women's choice. My other thought would be to use it to support a womens advocacy group that is working towards women's rights through the government.

+ Read More
Dixie McIlwraith
2 months ago

I, like most of my friends, are getting many requests for money and it is hard to know where to send funds that will so the most good. I donate to PP, to ACLU as well as to other organizations not directly affected by the American political situation, but still very vulnerable to US policy, like the UN council for refugees, Amnesty, MSF etc. That being said, my preference is you retain the funds for more marches. I have no idea where it would do the most good, but the March made a difference and I believe we should march again, as needed.

+ Read More
Liz Harris
2 months ago

Thank you for your help in getting the march together. I feel that the detractors here do not comprehend the bigger picture. If donald trump is left to his devices, he will undoubtedly see that many children and others die because of lack of funding for food stamps, healthcare, and other programs that have historically saved poor people. I personally feel the money should go to Planned Parenthood, because, aside from the fact that no public funds go to abortions, many women in poverty depend on Planned Parenthood for wellness exams, detection of diseases, and other preventative medical needs. I was proud to march and would do it again in a heartbeat!

+ Read More
Kerry Rowsey Brewer
3 months ago

You all are sick. If you want to donate, you should have donated to the dying children on here, children that desperately need help. I guess that's out of question tho, considering you gave your instead, to a March to kill babies!

+ Read More
Louis Sahuc
3 months ago

It would be nice to know what day

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