The organizers from WMOW have BIG NEWS!!!
There are 9 yes NINE, Sister Marches in Arizona: Ajo, Flagstaff, Green Valley, Jerome, Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona, Tucson, Yuma... and ???
IS YOUR MARCH NOT LISTED?? Click and let organizers know. Sister Marches Register Here
AZ Sister Marches as of 1-15-17 cited 10:08PM https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters.
Ajo — Women's March - Ajo, AZ
Flagstaff — Women's March - Flagstaff, AZ
Green Valley — Women's March on Washington - Green Valley Rally
Jerome — Jerome Stands in Solidarity
Phoenix — Women's March - Phoenix, AZ
Prescott — Women's March - Prescott, AZ
Sedona — Sedona AZ Peaceful Unity March
Tucson — Women's March - Tucson, AZ
Yuma — Women's March - Yuma, AZ
Sister Marches Press Releases
tinacassidy1@gmail.com (717) 478-3703
Media Contact: Tina Cassidy
Women’s Marches Planned for all 50 States and More Than 40 Other Global Cities Grassroots Efforts from Sydney to Atlanta Could Top 1 Million Participants Organizing for Freedom and Democracy for All
BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - The Women’s March on Washington has inspired nearly 300 other ‘sister marches’ to take place on Jan. 21. All 50 states and Puerto Rico are confirmed to have at least one grassroots-led march on that day, as well as 55 global cities on six continents, from Tokyo to Sydney, Nairobi to Paris to Bogotá.
“This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots global movement that is growing everyday. More than 500,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and the world in just a matter of weeks,” said Boston-based national sister march spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel, who became a U.S. citizen last fall. “The aggregate turnout has the potential to exceed 1 million marchers. What makes this movement even more special is that people who have never been politically active before are now mobilizing.”
While each person may have their own reasons for marching, the mission is to bring people together to take a stand on issues that deeply impact all of us. The marches will seek to reaffirm the core American values of freedom and democracy for all at a time when many fear that their voices will be lost, specifically related to women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental rights, rights for all races, and religious freedom.
Spearheaded by first time-organizers and seasoned activists, the marches are bringing together people of all backgrounds, races, religions, gender identities, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants. While led by women, all are welcome to attend the marches. More than 300,000 people have signed up on Facebook to attend a local march, in addition to approximately 200,000 who have said they will attend the Women’s March on Washington.
Each march will have its own program, from music and speeches to a rally at a suffragist’s grave in upstate New York, to a verbal “human mosaic” of people in Napa Valley sharing their vision for the future. In Maui, the march will begin with a moment of silence followed by a Hawaiian blessing. In Birmingham, Ala., marchers will gather at the 16th Baptist Church, an iconic civil rights site. In Berlin, the march, to be held Jan. 20, will end at the Brandenburg Gate.
“We need to stand united in the fight for justice and recognition of our shared humanity,” said Little Rock, Ark.’s sister march organizer and Be the Change Alliance founder Gwendolynn Combs, who has never been politically active before now. “The Women's March for Arkansas strives to build that momentum by uniting, educating, and empowering new activists, exposing them to new ideas, and providing direction while connecting them to advocacy organizations.”
The cities with the largest number of march registrants so far include Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, New York, Austin and Minneapolis/St. Paul. But even marches in small and non-coastal cities are gaining momentum as well, in places such as Topeka, Nashville, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Columbus, and Phoenix.
“We’re excited that women across the nation and the world are organizing to stand together in solidarity. Our unity will send a strong and clear message that women and our allies will protect our rights, our health, our safety and our communities,” said Bob Bland, a co-chair of Women’s March on Washington. “These sister marches show a powerful and inclusive movement, which is just as crucial as the thousands who will travel to D.C."
For a complete list of the marches, or to find the march nearest you, visit the Women's March on Washington’s sister march international directory.
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-on-Washington-1338822066131069/ 
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/womensmarch and the hashtag #sistermarch
INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/womensmarch

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill endorsing the Women’s March on Washington 
12.07.2016 (Reposted 1-13-17)
The National Organization for Women proudly endorses the Women’s March on Washington. On January 21, 2017, we will join with activists from across the country in a historic and necessary affirmation that women’s rights are human rights. There is no better place for us to deliver this message than Washington, D.C. on the first day of the new administration.Dedicated to intersectional grassroots organizing to lead societal change, NOW stands in unwavering solidarity with our sisters whose communities have been insulted, demonized and threatened in recent months, including communities of color, LGBTQIA people, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslims, people with disabilities, economically impoverished people, survivors of sexual assault, and those who seek–and the caring professionals who provide–safe, affordable abortion care and birth control.
NOW’s activists and leaders will be on the front lines with our sisters in the struggle, supporting their leadership We will not trade away the rights of one group of women for the advancement of another. We unite with all women who seek freedom and self-determination, and join hands with all of the great movements seeking equity, parity, empowerment, and justice. We will not submit, nor will we be intimidated. But we will keep moving forward. 
Our task ahead will be difficult and often painful. But the Women’s March will set the tone for a new upwelling of grassroots activism, advocacy, and resistance. Women will never go back. Together, we will fight back! 
Contact
M.E. Ficarra , press@now.org , 951-547-1241 
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1-21-17 local to global

The organizers from WMOW have BIG NEWS!!! Sister marches are local, national and global.
There are 7 official marches in Arizona: Ajo, Flagstaff, Green Valley, Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona, Tucson... and ???
IS YOUR MARCH NOT LISTED?? Click and let organizers know. 
https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters
Women's March on Washington - Sister Marches 

Disaster is natural. Whether we remain ash or become the phoenix is up to us. Feminists know how to keep to our deepest convictions and remember our goals. 
Safety Pin Nation is having a vigil on January 20th at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.
See the website: http://www.strongertogetheraz.com/
Here is information below about 5 - YES FIVE - marches in Arizona!! 
  
Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Prescott, and Flagstaff!!!
Below is the link for the ARIZONA Womens March scheduled for January 21st. Not everyone will be able to travel to Washington, D. C. and so this will be our opportunity to speak out and take action. 
Please feel free to forward to all of your friends.
Let's make it a spectacular turnout!
 Arizonawomensmarch.com
P.S. The various sites can be a little confusing, so watch carefully for Phoenix, AZ. (There is a march scheduled for four other cities in Arizona.)
 
arizona womens march 
You can get together with friends and make posters, signs, set up car pools, etc. Lets make some great memories making her/history!

 
img_4103-4Women's March on Washington: Prescott, AZ
January 21, 2017 Prescott, AZ, Courthouse Square - Armory Park, gather at noon, march at 1:00
email: wmwprescott@gmail.com
Website: Arizona Women's March click here
Facebook Event: click here
On January 21, 2017 we will unite at the Bucky O'Neil Statue, Gurley Street side, in the courthouse square, Prescott AZ.
#NOWaz reposted on 1-3-17
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
...and their answers
  • What are you marching for? Is this an anti-Trump protest?

This is a march for women, and is a continuation of struggles many women have been dealing with for a very long time. This is not about one person, one administration or one election cycle. This is about centuries of oppression, discrimination, assault, and a war of fear that has been waged on many women in this country. This march embodies the power of women to manifest change in our society, in our politics, in our communities and in our lives.

  • Who is invited to this event?

This event is open to anyone who believes women's rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

  • What time should I show up?

Gathering will start about 12 PM, but the march itself will not begin until closer to 1:00pm. We are working through details of having speakers and performers during the gathering time, before the march.

  • Will this event be safe for my kids?

This march is peaceful, and our planning groups are focusing their efforts on the safety of all marchers. We will provide guidance on how you can help make this a safe and peaceful march as the event gets closer. The decision to bring your children is a personal one.

  • I'm driving, where do I park?

Click here for a map of Courthouse Plaza parking. Additionally, we suggest carpooling.

  • What happens on January 22?

The movement does not stop when everyone goes home after the march. Each day, every one of us lives our values. We uphold ourselves, our families and our communities to live the vision of the world we seek. We honor our sisters, defend the rights of our neighbors and find ways to bring justice and peace to those in need. We plan to continue action beyond this march, and will communicate further in February.

#NOWaz Reposting 1-3-17 Peaceful Unity March in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, 1-3pm Saturday, 1-21-17, 45 Birch Blvd (West Sedona) Marching 89A to the first traffic light with signs (we have peaceful message signs for you or feel free to bring your own).
sedona-womens-marchFor More Information Emailwmwsedona@gmail.com, Website: Women’s March on Washington: Sedona, Arizona Facebook Event: Click here
We will march together in several Arizona locations, including Sedona, on January 21, 2017 in support of the WOMEN’S March on Washington, as people of all genders, ages, colors, and personal expressions, to speak out for equality, freedom, and justice in the United States. We will march to support each other, because we recognize our mutual respect for, and commitment to, justice for all, and to inclusiveness as a key American value.
img_4104-2Our country is experiencing an increased tolerance for the expression of hatred, prejudice, and violence. We meet that with its opposite: vigilance, activism, and our consistent, clear, public expression of our own values. To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt, we will not waste time cursing the darkness; we are lighting our candles. We oppose the darkness by calling it out, and by standing firm in our own core beliefs. We overcome our own anger, fear, and despair by standing together in contrast to the frightening noise now taking center stage in America. Enough positive, active, energetic support of the good we believe in creates a tipping point over which hatred, and ignorance cannot win.
We support protection for undocumented families living here. We demand protection for children of all colors, faiths, abilities, backgrounds, and genders. We march to support refugees who need safe haven, as we recognize that unless we are descended from American Indians, we are either immigrants, or descendants of an immigrant. We are a nation of immigrants. We march to support protection of not only constitutional guarantees, but of the principles and values we were proud of in our youth, those values we believed embodied America before we grew old enough to know how far we are from that vision.
img_4103-4We invite any families, or immigrants, whose security has been threatened. If you are in that situation, or have an inroad to those communities, please, please share this with them. We would like to make it clear that we support these folks.
Please join us. We will have signs, but feel free to bring your own. Keep the message positive. We need to show that the vision of our country now being presented is not one we accept, nor will we stop creating the country we want to share with others. So, keep your signs positive, to build toward the creation of a fair and equal nation, or just show up, and carry one already made.

phxwomensmarch

1-21-17; 10AM-12PM, 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Email: Wmphx2017@gmail.com Website:Women’s March on Washington: Phoenix, AZ Facebook Event: Women's March on Washington: Phoenix, AZ

#NOWaz will have a table at the event beginning 9:30am with the march events beginning at 10AM. Participants can use NOW Rounds or feel free to bring your own signs. More details will be available as plans are made formal by all involved.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

…and their answers

What are you marching for? Is this an anti-Trump protest?

This is a march organized by women, and speaks to the struggles many women have dealt with for a very long time. This is not about one administration or one election cycle. This is about centuries of oppression, discrimination and assaults on people of color, the LGBTQIA community, and a war of fear that has been waged on marginalized groups in this country, such as our Muslim community. This march embodies the power of women to manifest change in our society, in our politics, in our communities and in our lives.

Who is invited to this event?

This event is open to anyone who believes women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

What time should I show up?

Gathering will start about 10:00AM, but the march itself will not begin until closer to 11:00. We are working through details of having speakers and performers during the gathering time, before the march.

I’m in a wheelchair (or disabled, or have children in stroller) – how will that work?

We are making every effort for planning the entire event accessible at the AZ Capital, the march route and areas defined for wheelchairs and strollers.

What is the actual march route?

We are finalizing the route with the City of Phoenix and will announce the route as soon as we can. 

Will this event be safe for my kids?

This march is peaceful, and our planning groups are focusing their efforts on the safety of all marchers. We will provide guidance on how you can help make this a safe and peaceful march as the event gets closer. The decision to bring your children is a personal one.

Join us standing together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

Our event is open to all in Phoenix who want to show their solidarity with those marching in D.C. We'll be marching around Arizona State Capitol!
This is an INCLUSIVE march to supports equal rights. We welcome and celebrate:
- Women
- Men
- Families
- People of Color
- Natives
- Immigrants
- Members of our LBGTQ community
- People with disabilites
- Climate change advocates
- All religious communities
- and anyone who wants to come out in support

You can learn more about Women's March, our mission statement, partners, and more by visiting: womensmarch.com
You can make donations for permits, posters, and anything needed here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-womens-march-tickets-30497883992
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT, National Organizers
On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
...and their answers
Should I bring my own signs? Yes, your signs are welcome. We will also have some there for you.
Is it safe to bring my kids? Yes, this is intended to be a family event. We expect a non-violent, peaceful march.
How do I know where to march? March captains will be spread throughout the march. They will be carrying American flags, and some will have megaphones. Follow the flags, obeying all traffic laws and lights and staying on sidewalks. Meet at City Hall at 2pm. We will begin marching by 2:20.
Will the march take place in all weather? Yes, this is Flagstaff, we know how to function in all weather. Dress for the weather.
Is there a way to get involved with future resistance oriented events? Yes, Together We Will, Northern Arizona will have information at Firecreek after the march, or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1773226639585731/
CONTACT US / CONNECT WITH US
Send emails to:
Arizona@womensmarch.com