Women's March organizers, supporters share ways to stay active
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In the wake of historic demonstrations this weekend, Women’s March organizers and participants say their message is unequivocal: We’re just getting started.
More than a million people worldwide took to the streets the day after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, in defense of women’s rights and gender equity. That’s not including figures from the main march, in Washington.
How do participants plan to turn the moment into a movement? Here’s what some groups say they are doing to keep up the fight:
Send a postcard to your Senators
This action comes straight from the Women’s March on Washington as the first in its new campaign, 10 Actions for the first 100 Days. Starting Sunday, the group says it will put out a call every 10 days to take action on an issue that matters to its broad constituency.
The first one asks people to write a postcard to their senators about what matters most to you, “and how you’re going to continue to fight for it.”
The group’s website has printable postcards and a search tool to help users find senators’ addresses. It encourages participants to personalize their messages, but if you’re looking for inspiration the group points to their guiding principles and the hashtag #WhyIMarch.