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Women’s March organizers announce date for ‘general strike’

Protest signs are left near the White House during the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The organizers of last month's Women's March on Washington have announced the date of their next event, a “general strike.”

The organizers announced in an Instagram post that the strike, "A Day Without A Woman," will take place on March 8, the date of International Women’s Day.

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In the post’s caption, organizers wrote that “In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman”:

We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred.

“On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman,” they added. “Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you.”

The Women’s March on Washington took place on the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration and similar marches took place across the country that same day. Reports indicate that more than 500,000 people participated in the Washington event.

The Women’s March made headlines not just for its size but for denying partnerships to several pro-life feminist organizations.

Shortly after the announcement was made, NARAL Pro-Choice America tweeted that they will participate in the strike.

 

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