On Saturday, January 21, 2017 UNITEHERE! Local 100 took to the streets of NYC in support of the Women’s March. The Woman’s March took place across the world from our nation’s capital, Washington D.C, to France and even Antarctica. This demonstration brought together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds. This march has shown that people can be united in the face of a common threat – most especially people who have never protested or marched before.

“This is only the beginning,” said Evvie Harmon, global coordinator for the Women’s March, “This is a mass mobilization and we are going to take this network of people and we are going to get them to lobby their members of Congress.”

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Key issues are:

  • Accountability and justice for police brutality
  • Freedom from sexual violence
  • Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution that would guarantee equal protection based on gender
  • Affirming that all domestic and caretaking work is work, even if unpaid, and that women — especially women of color — bear the brunt of that burden
  • Comprehensive reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant and refugee rights
  • Comprehensive antidiscrimination protections
  • Health care, and gender-affirming identity documents for LGBTQ people