Press Advisory for 2019 Raleigh Women’s March, 1/26/19

PRESS ADVISORY For Immediate Release

Raleigh, NC, 1/21/19

2019 Raleigh Women’s March

A Women’s March Anniversary Event More than 1,000 Women and Allies Expected

Press contacts:
Jillian Riley  jillian.lee.riley@gmail.com
Shana Becker  shana.n.becker@gmail.com  

Press Conference – Raleigh, NC – On January 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm at The Wicked Witch 416 W South St, Raleigh, NC 27601, the organizers of the 2019 Women’s March are hosting a press conference to discuss march details and provide a few individual speakers for video or written interviews.

March – Raleigh, N.C.- On January 26, 2019, thousands of women are expected to march on the capital for the third time since the 2016 presidential election. The event is called “2019 Raleigh Women’s March: Women United for Justice,” and organizers say it is to celebrate the fierce and uncompromising leadership undertaken by women throughout North Carolina to restore justice after a year of regressive federal and state policies.  The march and rally at Halifax Mall is scheduled to take place from 1:00pm-3:45pm. “We promised a movement not a moment, and we have delivered,” said Ashley Popio, this year’s emcee “Women marched, ran for public office, and in historical numbers, women — specifically women of color — won!” This year, 46 women will serve in the North Carolina General Assembly. Nationally, the most female and racially diverse congress in the history of the United States will be seated.

Women Mobilize NC 2019 Pledge: Together, we pledge to defend and support communities under attack including women, immigrants, working families, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQ people, Jews, refugees, & people with disabilities; to fight attempts to institute a Muslim ban and to reject Islamophobia; to oppose the attacks on the transgender community; to support #MeToo, holding people accountable for sexual assault, violence against women, and supporting survivors; to work for equal access to voting and voting rights, including challenging gerrymandering and voter suppression and disenfranchisement tactics, as well as supporting hand counted paper ballots and verified vote; support living wages, affordable health care, reproductive health care, paid family & sick leave child care, adequately funded public education, and common sense gun regulations; to support investment in our public schools, health care, safety, and infrastructure, and opposing unfair taxes; working to protect our air, water, and land; to oppose racially biased policing & mass incarceration, and deportations that tear apart families; to support DREAMers and fight for DACA.

Steering Committee Member and Organizer La-Mine Perkins says, “In 2017, women said you would see us again and again, on the streets and at the ballot box, and we have been true to our word. In North Carolina, we are diverse, and united in celebration of women’s rights, human rights, and democratic rights, and we are refuse to be silenced.”

The same can be said of North Carolina’s newly energized youth.  “We have grown up in an era of activism, and we have been targets of violence.” said Lily Levin, 17, one of the youngest organizers for Women Mobilize NC. “Legislators have failed us, and we cannot stand by and wait for someone else to protect us. We demand action.”

For more information visit www.raleighwomensmarch.org or contact WMOR2019@gmail.com

Steering Committee:
Penney De Pas
La-Mine Perkins
Gailya Paliga
Amy Hellmers
Jillian Riley
Andrea Azcarate
Elizabeth Crudup
Kandace Watkins

Community Partners:
#Fight4HER
Carolina Jews for Justice
Eno River UU Fellowship – Justice Ministry
Environment North Carolina
Equality NC
Jewish Voice for Peace
League of Women Voters – NC
League of Women Voters of Wake County
Lillian’s List Action Fund
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in North Carolina
Muslim Women For
NC AIDS Action Network
NCDP Hispanic American Caucus
NC NOW, National Organization for Women
Progressive Caucus of NCDP
Public Schools First NC
Raleigh NOW
Save Our Schools NC
Stronger NC
Take Back NC 02
Triangle for Choice Clinic Escorts
V-Day Raleigh
Wolf-PAC
WomenNC

Emcees:
Ashley Popio
Mandy Carter
Mikisa Thompson (FB Live)
Valonda Calloway (FB Live)

Speakers:
Jessica Holmes, Chair of Wake County Commissioners
Manju Karkare, Lillian’s List
Dianna Wynn, The League of Women Voters
Sherry Honeycutt-Everett, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Beth Posner, UNC Law School Professor
Madison Kimrey, ERA-NC Alliance
Whitley Carpenter, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Nicole Dozier, Director of Health Advocacy Project
Dr. Sarahn Wheeler
Kelsea McClain, CAF
Ana Blackburn, NAACP
Jessica Hulick, Alicia Campbell, Dolly Griggs, Moms Demand Action

Performers:
Mesha Mumford, singer
Alexandria Valladeres, performer
Raging Grannies, singers
Alex Matsuo/V-Day Group
IAMSOTERIA
Randa McNamara, performer

Hashtags:
#WomenUnitedforJustice, #WomenMobilizeNC, #2019RaleighWomensMarch

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