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
prescott-womens-march

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.

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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

You can urge Arizona’s members of Electoral College to not vote for Trump. Here are our electors and their addresses. Below is a sample letter, but you can shorten it or write your own.
Time is of the essence.

1. Alberto Gutier
6145 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
2. Walter Begay Jr.
P.O. Box 35
Kayenta, AZ 86033
3. Sharon Giese
7311 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85209-2701
4. Robert Graham
3501 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
5. James O’Connor
6614 E. Vernon Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257-2041
6. Jerry Hayden
10306 E. Calle De Las Brisas
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-3762
7 Edward Robson
9532 E. Riggs Road
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
8. Carole Joyoce
1029 W. Solcito Lane
Phoenix, Az 85013-1454
9. Bruce Ash
6570 E. Santa Aurelia
Tucson, AZ 85715
SAMPLE LETTER
Dear XXXX,
I am writing to you in your role as a presidential elector. Hillary Clinton has a popular margin of victory, over 2.5 million votes nationwide, but I ask you to choose her for a different reason: the Electoral College was designed to bar men like Donald Trump from the presidency.
Our presidential system, designed in 1787 and not amended since 1804, empowers the electors to use their wise judgment to choose our president.
Donald Trump is unfit to be president. Just one reason: He will pervert our standards of law and ethics by using the presidency to enrich himself and his family. He has been sued more than any candidate in our history. On Nov. 18, he agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits alleging fraud at his Trump University.
Since the election, he and his children have continued to pursue their business interests with foreign leaders. He has refused to release his tax returns. He has refused to place his companies in a blind trust.
Let’s not inaugurate a president whose greed destines him for impeachment.
If you share my fear that Trump would weaken and shame our country, I encourage you to exercise the power granted you buy the Constitution by putting country above party and blocking Donald Trump.
Thank you for your service.
Sincerely,
XXXXX.


NOW is the time to come together and plan our strategy as feminists and progressives for the next four years. Please join us at our next Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW meeting on:
Sunday, November 27 at 
10 a.m. at 
Grand Central Coffee Company at 
718 N Central Avenue 85004.
 They open at 10 so get your food and drink downstairs and join us in a private room upstairs.   Kathryn likes the quiche and Earl Grey tea with lavender while Dianne prefers red wine over a tall glass of ice. For a complete menu check their webpage http://grandcentralcoffeecompany.com/Grand Central Coffee Company

NOW is the time to come together and plan our 2017 feminist strategy and the Woman's March on January 21.

Our speaker will be Sue Ellen Allen to talk about Reinventing Reentry from prison for women. 
 Our action will be letters about H.Con. Res 150 re domestic violence. 
 But our main discussion will be 2017 strategy and the Woman's March on January 21 in DC and what will happen here inAZ.
Please join us. NOW is the time.

NOW is the time to come together and plan our 2017 feminist strategy and Woman's March January 21st.
Please join us. NOW is the time.
Facebook Event link
Saturday, December 3rd 
3:00-5:00 PM 
For remote participation or IRL (In Real Life) location and more information...
Email TucsonAZNOW@gmail.com

#ImWithHer   #Now4Hillary
We'll be at Gourmet House of Hong Kong at 1438 E McDowell, Phoenix 
7 pm on...
 Come share in this great celebration with the Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW chapter.

grand-central-coffee-houseCome and enjoy breakfast, learn something new and take action for women’s rights with like-minded women!
The Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW chapter will have its monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 23, 10-11:30 am at Grand Coffee, 718 N Central Ave.
IMG_1625.JPGOur speaker will be January Contreras, managing attorney for Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services to talk about immigrant women and trafficking.
Our action item will be to write letters to the County Board of Supervisors asking them not to appropriate money to Arpaio to defend a suit that attorney Joy Bertrand won against shackling pregnant and birthing women.
letterwriting

AGENDA

10:00 – 10:05             Call to Order and Welcome – Johnson
 
10:05 – 10:10             Approval of September minutes
10:10 – 10:25                         Reports:

  • President Report – Interim President Christian Johnson – status of grievance
  • Treasurer’s Report–Interim Kathryn Baumgardner
    • Status of account
  • State PAC – Kathryn Baumgardner, state and presidential elections

 
10:25 – 10:40             Old Business:
19th Amendment Celebration – Tsoudis
Debate/Election watch parties – Post
Annual Plan for 2016-2017 & Elections – Johnson, on                                                        hold till grievance resolved
 
10:40 – 10:55                         New Business:
NOW endorsed Candidates
Women police chief/fire chief – recogniton? Post
 
10:55 – 11:15             Presenter
January Contreras – CEO/Managing Attorney,                                                                     ALWAYS, Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services
 
11:15 – 11:25             Action – letters about shackling
 
11:25 – 11:30             Announcements:
                                    Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power, Oct 1-Jan. 8, SMoCA,                                                 Scottsdale, art as a catalyst for the transformation of women’s role in                             society.
Women's Rights and Planned Parenthood Support Rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/356253068040044/
Weekly rally in Tempe, check them out
 
Next Meeting:           Grand Coffee, 718 N Central, November 27, 10 a.m.