Favorite parts of the Women's March on Washington platform.
I am so proud to be attending this march. The organizers have just released the official platform, which Slate called "unapologetically progressive." Here are the parts that had me going 🙌✊️. All lines are quoted.
- •We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. This is the basic and original tenet from which all our values stem.
- •We believe Gender Justice is Racial Justice is Economic Justice.
- •We must create a society in which women, in particular women—in particular Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, Muslim women, and queer and trans women—are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
- •We believe it is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.
- •We believe in accountability and justice for police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color.
- •We believe in Reproductive Freedom...We understand that we can only have reproductive justice when reproductive health care is accessible to all people regardless of income, location or education.
- •We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings.
- •We believe Civil Rights are our birthright...To this end, we must protect and restore all the Constitutionally-mandated rights to all our citizens, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech, and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability.
- •Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. It is our moral duty to keep families together and empower all aspiring Americans to fully participate in, and contribute to, our economy and society.
- •We reject mass deportation, family detention, violations of due process and violence against queer and trans migrants. Immigration reform must establish a roadmap to citizenship, and provide equal opportunities and workplace protections for all.
- •We recognize that the call to action to love our neighbor is not limited to the United States, because there is a global migration crisis. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.
- •The full platform is here (in true grassroots fashion, it is not yet easily findable on the website): https://static1.squarespace.com/static/584086c7be6594762f5ec56e/t/5877e24a29687f9613e546ff/1484251725855/WMW+Guiding+Vision+%26+Definition+of+Principles.pdf
- •I'm so proud to be marching as part of this movement 💪