AFA and CWA are participating in the Women’s March on Washington (www.womensmarch.org) on January 21. This will be an historic event that raises the issues that our union has championed for decades: equality for all, economic equality for women and justice in the workplace. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the importance of the labor movement for our role in supporting democracy, organizing to improve conditions at work and empowering women and others to use the power of the collective to address issues that would otherwise be suppressed without our unions. Our messages will be:
Unions = Pay
Unions = Rights
Women: Join Unions, Run Unions
January 21, 2017
Time and Place:
Meet at AFA Office at 8:00 AM – 501 3rd St. N.W., Washington, D.S. 20001
Public Transportation is highly recommended. Closest stations are Judiciary Square or Union Station. http://resources.womensmarch.com/#f=Transportation.
CWA is chartering buses to depart from North Carolina, New Jersey and New York. If we get enough interest (quickly) to fill a bus at Dulles, we will be able to add that as well. If you want more details about the bus transportation contact Taylor Garland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So that we can get an accurate headcount, please RSVP to Taylor, email@example.com. We will also provide specific event updates to those who RSVP.
The rally starts at 10:00 am at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW, a few blocks from the CWA building (insert link: https://www.womensmarch.com/event-details) The march begins at 1 pm.
We invite all of you to join us in D,C. on January 21, 2017 for this momentous event. (insert ink to womensmarch.com website)
Because the March is scheduled for the day after the inauguration, there is very limited hotel availability. If you’re commuting in for the event, we recommend you reach out to a friend or relative in the area who can accommodate you the night prior. Flying in the day of would need to be very early, prior to 8 am. Should you be unable to find a place to stay in the area, please let us know. We don’t want any lack of accommodations be the reason you cannot otherwise attend.
As we prepare to honor Dr. King this weekend, let us take his words to heart and own the responsibility we share as activists for justice. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights and that we will stand strong to press forward on economic justice for all.
Please join us for this historic event and the opportunity to make our voices heard.