Women’s March 2018: Power to the Polls

by Melissa Pugh
Grassroots & Outreach Coordinator—United Coalition of Reason

#Timesup…This is the new grassroots hashtag used by women, as well as people who stand in support and solidarity with abused women, throughout social media. It became famous during the 2018 Golden Globes Awards where celebrities of both sexes wore black to commiserate the sexual misconduct (as well as allegations) in Hollywood and sweeping through the political sphere from producer Harvey Weinstein to Minnesota Senator Al Franken and President Donald Trump. Following this wave of indignation is the biannual Women’s March, taking place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada only months after the deadly shooting at a concert on the Strip.

It’s important to note that women’s rights are not the only thing people are marching for this weekend. They’re marching for LBGTQ+ rights, immigration, healthcare reform, gender inequality, race relations, scientific literacy, and religious freedom. But Las Vegas isn’t the only city across the nation or the world that will hold this march for progressive thought. Here is a small sampling of marches that our CoRs have confirmed they will be participants, and you can join in your area. Support one of the largest and successful grassroots campaigns in history!

Charlotte Coalition of Reason (Charlotte, NC)

January 20, 2018 First Ward Park E. 8th Street and N. Brevard Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. Program starts at 10:00 am, march begins at 12:00pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/135395813840257/

Western North Carolina Coalition of Reason (Asheville, NC)

January 20, 2018 Memorial Stadium Asheville, North Carolina 28801. Sidewalk march begins at 11:00 am. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/4087511532894308/

Charleston, South Carolina

January 20, 2018 Brittlebank Park 176 Lockwood Blvd. Charleston, South Carolina 29403. March begins at 12:00 pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/261875177676684/

Atlanta Coalition of Reason (Atlanta, GA)

January 20, 2018 The Bakery 825 Warner Street Atlanta, Georgia 30310. March begins at 12:00 pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/161838777548371/

Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason (Pensacola, FL)

January 20, 2018 Plaza de Luna 900 South Palafox Street Pensacola, Florida 32502. March begins at 10:00 am. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/164230300860321/

Connecticut CoR (Hartford, CT)

January 20, 2018 Connecticut State Capitol 300 Capitol Avenue Hartford, Connecticut 06106. March begins at 1:00 pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1927244767603503/

Boston Coalition of Reason (Boston, MA)

January 20, 2018 Cambridge Commons Park Waterhouse and Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138. March begins at 1:00 pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/Boston-Womens-March-2018-17416590661413591/

Washington DC Coalition of Reason

January 20, 2018 Reflecting Pool in the National Mall 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Washington, D.C. 20037. March begins at 11:00 am. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/2033775260281286/

Michigan

January 21, 2018 State Capitol 110 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933. 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/193884877838229/

January 21, 2018 112 South 3rd Street Marquette, Michigan 49855. March begins at 1:00 pm Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1984984658443283/

Central Iowa Coalition of Reason (Des Moines, IA)

January 20, 2018 Iowa State Capitol 1001 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319. March begins at 12:00 pm. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/351422478660180/

Chicago Coalition of Reason (Chicago, IL)

January 20, 2018 Millennium Park 302 South Columbus Drive Chicago, Illinois 60604. March begins at 11:00 am Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1735379136501646/

Sacramento Coalition of Reason (Sacramento, CA)

January 20, 2018 Southside Park and California State Capitol Building 2115 6th Street Sacramento, California 95818. Program begins at 10:00 am Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/299702777200197/

Las Vegas Coalition of Reason (Las Vegas, NV)

January 20, 2018 Sam Boyd Stadium 7000 E. Russell Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89122. Program begins at 10:00 am. Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/402968803470834/