After the Women's March -- What's Next?
On January 21, 2017, an estimated 100,000 women, children, and men braved the near-freezing rain in Portland, Oregon to join 5 million others in Washington, D.C., across the nation, and around the world in solidarity to raise their voices against oppressive government acts, especially those against women. The march officially began at noon under the Morrison Bridge at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. For over half-an-hour protesters marched by the southwest corner of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building at 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street. If you were one of the many marchers, you may find yourself pictured in an album of over 100 photos here in addition to those featured below.
National Women's March organizers have initiated a campaign to keep the work alive. The 10 Actions/100 Days campaign identifies a new action every 10 days. The first action is to write to your Senator about an issue you care about. DONE. We encouraged our members to write to Senators to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. The second action is to huddle, to gather with friends and allies in neighborhoods to determine our next steps. DONE. If you are concerned about education issues in Oregon, join PAA Oregon to be informed and take necessary action. We fight against the privatization of our education system and for strong public schools. Our next meeting is February 19th. More information will be sent when you sign up. Check back with us regularly as we continue with new actions every 10 days!