Hello Fellow Marcher,
ACTION ITEM #1 - Plan to attend our Earth Day Science March on 4/22/17!
We are partnering with local action groups to stand up for our environment and rally for continued funding for scientific research, reproductive rights, and diversity within the sciences. This will be a non-partisan march. Details are forthcoming.
ACTION ITEM #2 – Participate in “A Day without a Woman” on Wednesday, 3/8/17, as you see fit.
Click on the National Women’s March page for FAQs.
- Wear red in solidarity.
- Take the day off work or caregiving, if able.
- Shop exclusively at women and minority owned businesses.
- Attend a march organized by Women’s March San Francisco at City Hall from 11AM – 12 PM. Click here for event details.
ACTION ITEM #3 – Attend (or host) an ACLU People Power Live Stream Resistance Training on Saturday, 3/11/17, at 1:30 PST!
The ACLU invites you to stand in solidarity to defend our civil liberties and overcome the challenges ahead. There are several local events planned. Click here to find an event near you.
ACTION ITEM #4 - Continue to advocate for schools safe for our children!
- Demand your school district adopt a Safe Haven Resolution.
- Let's get all Contra Costa County school districts to adopt Safe Haven Resolutions per State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s request. Pittsburg Unified, Mt. Diablo Unified, Liberty Union High, West Contra Costa Unified, and Acalanes Union High school districts have recently passed such resolutions
- A sample safe haven resolution provided by the California School Boards Association can be found here.
- Email or call your school board members to find out their positions on this issue. To find board member contact information, just select the link to your school district’s website here and then find the link to the school board on your district's page.
- While on your district's website, take note of the board’s calendar for the next scheduled regular board meeting, and plan to speak regarding the resolution during the open comments session. Remember school board officials are elected, so as a voting member in their district your voice should be heard, regardless of whether you have a child enrolled.
- Find out how your school board supports its transgender students.
- Call or email your school board members to find out what actions, if any, are being taken to support transgender students. Attend a school board meeting and speak up for trans students if you are not satisfied with the responses received.
- For a primer on sanctuary policies, click here.
ACTION ITEM #5 – Sign up for daily or weekly calls to action!
Visit Action Alliance for a list of websites and apps from organizations that have come together to share impactful action items. Find that organization that speaks to you.
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