On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together in Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March! We in Doylestown, PA are organizing a WOMEN TO THE FRONT - RALLY on January 21 for the Women's March anniversary. From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. While the official Women's March anniversary event will take place in Nevada, Women’s March Chapters are organizing exciting state-specific anniversary events throughout the anniversary weekend, from marches to legislative actions to community events to voter registration drives. Together, we will show this administration that women are not backing down.
WOMEN TO THE FRONT!!
Dust off those protest signs! It’s been a year since our historic Women’s March on Doylestown, and we’re ready to rally, rejoice and rise!
Grab your favorite sign and meet us at the steps of the old courthouse in Doylestown at 11:30am for a brief rally where we’ll join our voices in chant and song and hear from fellow activists, youth, and local women who were recently elected to office!
After the rally - shop local! Enjoy the dozens of restaurants and shops in Doylestown Borough.
Bring your people - your squad, your partner, your kids - all are welcome!
Interested in co-sponsoring this historic day?! Or want to help with organizing? Email us at: RiseUpDoylestown@gmail.com
Thank you to the Women to the Front Rally Co-Sponsors:
· Rise Up Doylestown
· The Peace Center
· Arrows for Indians
· Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
· YWCA of Bucks County
· Planned Parenthood Keystone
· Bucks Environmental Action
· Welcoming the Stranger
· Women for Justice – NorthEast Region
· Coalition for Peace Action
· Girls Empowered
· Indivisible Bucks County
· Upper BuxMont Rising
· Bucks United Indivisible
· Indivisible Lambertville New Hope
· Lower Bucks Indivisible
· BuxMont Inclusive and Progressive
· Siren Records
· Bucks County Does Events
· Fridays With(out) Fitzpatrick
· Moms Demand Action – Bucks County
· Peace Praxis
· Hugmobsters Armed with Love
· Chalfont-New Britain Democrats
· Bensalem Democrats
· Doylestown Democrats
· Natural Health Center
· Pangea Builders
· Unity Barn
· Silverman Family Partnerships
· Student Justice League Unlimited
· … message us now to get on the list!! RiseUpDoylestown@gmail.com
HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE WOMEN TO THE FRONT RALLY:
Here is a link to a map of some suggested locations in addition to our street parking – which is FREE on Sundays. The largest free parking is at Bucks County Parking Garage (free 24 hrs/day) - 10 minute walk to our march. http://www.doylestownborough.net/visitors/parking
Doylestown is accustomed to having hundreds and even thousands of visitors for regular events like festivals, parades and rallies/protests. There is ample parking, but we suggest you allow for a little extra time to find a spot and possibly walk a few blocks to our march starting point.
BUS/TRAIN: SEPTA 55 bus line has in several stops near the rally. SEPTA Regional Rail - take Doylestown/Lansdale line to the end - walk approx 6-7 blocks to the rally (10 minute walk).
SAFETY: Keep in mind a few things as we rally in Doylestown together: organizers are in touch with our local police, who will help with public safety and firmly protecting our constitutional rights. Please be respectful of local officers who will be closing off streets to keep us safe, watch out for our little ones throughout and help clean up signs and litter. Also, have fun, speak out, make friends and unite for social, racial, environmental, reproductive justice and beloved community!!
There are always a handful of haters who holler at peaceful protesters in Doylestown. Think about what you will you do or say. Ignore or respond with a coherent bold message - consider your stand and response. Please keep in mind this march is kid inclusive - meaning... be bold, be loud, but don't be mean. Our children are watching
SOCIAL MEDIA: Please use #RiseUpDoylestown or #WomenToTheFrontDoylestown for social media posts! And post your photos, signs and videos during and after our rally!
VISITING DOYLESTOWN: There are so many great restaurants and stores in Doylestown Borough! Enjoy some great food and community before or after the rally. Many of Doylestown's local owned stores and restaurants are celebrating our rally with specials and promotions. We hope you enjoy some shopping and a delicious meal during your visit.
The Women to the Front Rally is led by Rise Up Doylestown, a 2000 member local grassroots activist group, with students from area high schools playing a central role.
Raised fist, open heart. Rise UP!
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