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Like many, I will not be able to make it to Des Moines or DC for the Women's March on Saturday, January 21, but I want to demonstrate my solidarity. So, I plan to have a moment of silence at 12pm on January 21 with Women's Marches country-wide in the EPB parking lot. (It will be 12pm here but 1pm in DC, so we should do this at 12pm.)
After the moment of silence, I will walk up the hill to the old cap building with a sign that says "Women's Rights are Human Rights." Then, I will stand in front of the capitol area where people tend to demonstrate on Clinton St. until 12:45-1pm or so.
To clarify: begin in the EPB lot by the white bridge. Have a moment of silence, then walk up the hill and stay on Clinton for a while.
I have asked many constituents if there is an Iowa City chapter of the Women's March, but I haven't been able to find one. If you know of one, let me know, and I will cancel this one. I 100% understand that the point of the Women's March is to be at State and Country Capitols, but I am not able to do this next weekend. This small event is a way to show solidarity and "be there in spirit."
Please invite other people.
Here is a link with some stuff and info in it:
We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
We will not destroy or damage property.
We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
We are nonpartisan, and will use the Women’s March primarily to express our support for women’s rights and human rights in our communities and the country, rather than to criticize politicians or political parties.We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.