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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia Affiliate of National March Approved for Benjamin Franklin Parkway
PHILADELPHIA, (Dec. 15, 2016) — Just over a century ago in 1911, Philadelphia was home to the first-ever, open-air suffrage meeting, led by some of the most iconic women in the fight for women’s rights. On January 21, 2017, the region will once again play host to history as the Women’s March on Philadelphia unites area residents and visitors for a day-long event on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, held concurrently with the national Women’s March on Washington.
The intent of the Women’s March is to send a bold, nationwide message to the new presidential administration on its first day in office that women’s rights are human rights, and they cannot, and should not, be ignored. The spirit of the event is not protest, and not anti-Trump, but rather it’s an affirmative message to the world about women’s rights.
The Women’s March — which will also take place in 97 sister cities, all held the day following the Presidential Inauguration — will start at Logan Square at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a rally at Eakins Oval. The event has already been granted verbal approval from the Office of Special Events and has the full support of the City to proceed. Additional logistical details will be shared in the coming weeks as organizers continue to work with officials to finalize all proper permits and space allocations, and more accurate attendance numbers are determined.
“For those who can’t make it to Washington, D.C., this March in Philly is an opportunity to show positive support and unity for not only women, but all those feeling they do not have a voice due to the rhetoric of this election cycle: immigrants, people of color, individuals with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, and those of diverse faiths,” said Emily Morse, Organizer of the Women’s March on Philadelphia. “While women are the focus of the march, our male allies are welcome and encouraged to attend to show their support, as universal equality stands to benefit all Americans.”
The Women’s March started as merely an idea on Facebook, and went viral once it reached the Facebook group “Pantsuit Nation,” which currently has more than 3.7 million members. In Philadelphia alone, thousands are expected to be in attendance, and those interested in joining the March can do so by registering on the official Eventbrite site, free of charge.
The Women’s March on Philadelphia is being organized by Philly Women Rally, a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advocating for women's rights and political involvement in the City of Brotherly Love. For more information regarding the Women’s March on Philadelphia, or to donate funds, visit wmow-phila.com.
We have made so much progress in the past few days. We have met with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s Special Events team to plan this historic march in Philadelphia. Our next meeting is Tuesday, 12/13/16 and we hope to provide more updates at that time.
* We have created an event page on EventBrite. We would like to ask everyone to please register there with the number in your party. This will allow us to get a firmer idea of numbers to expect and plan accordingly (we want to make sure we have enough toilets!). Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-on-philadelphia-tickets-30073313089
* We are so overwhelmed with gratitude for those who are interested in volunteering! And YES – we want you! Please fill out the volunteer application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPvpOqjIX1oNIxsjH-EOswksKIZ-N-v8MZu57XC7c1IVs1QA/viewform
* We will be announcing and sharing our merchandise decision and designs as a part of our fundraising efforts within the next couple of days so please keep checking back!
* Our website is being updated daily so please continue to check back and sharing with your friends and family: www.wmow-phila.com
Last, but not least: THANK YOU!! I know that I personally, as well as the team at large, is so grateful for not only your continued support and encouragement, all of you spreading the word and helping us grow, but especially for everyone being peaceful and respectful on this page. Let’s keep the peaceful momentum going!