This is what mobilizing the women's vote looks like
FROM: Rachel O’Leary Carmona, Executive Director, Women’s March
Tomorrow -- Saturday, October 17th -- women will come together across the country to mobilize the women’s vote, and send a clear message that we will do whatever it takes to fight back, win this election, and defend our rights. At a moment when we need a show of force from women, our people are showing up. Because this is what Women’s March does best: we deliver the people-power of everyday women. For Women’s March, that doesn’t just mean taking to the streets. It also means harnessing the power of our large and diverse base to reach and engage voters in key states -- because beating Trump at the ballot box is going to come down to the power of women.
BY THE NUMBERS:
More than 116,000 people have pledged to march or participate in other actions on Saturday.
More than 429 sister marches will be taking place across the country tomorrow, in all 50 states.
6,500 active Women’s March volunteers have already exchanged over 4 million texts with women voters in states across the country.
The march Saturday will culminate at the National Mall, with an on the lawn and national virtual text banking telethon where we will send another 5 million text messages to get out the vote.
We’ve had 5,500 new volunteers sign up in the last 12 weeks.
Our electoral and other programmatic efforts are powered by a grassroots, small dollar fundraising base with an average contribution of $20.88.
Our goal: to ensure that the 1.25 million women on our list vote -- and triple their vote by bringing 3 friends.
70% of those who join Women’s March have never marched or engaged in any significant political activism before.
When Women’s March called on its members across the US to honor Justice Ginsburg in their own communities, 7,874 people signed up to host a vigil on courthouse steps across the country in less than 24 hours.
We have 322 Women2Women Organizing Circles across the country, serving as local hubs for volunteers.
Women’s March volunteers are also being trained on how to debunk myths on the internet, combat the spread of hate, and engage on social media to support progressive values -- with 560 Digital Defenders trained so far, including 122 participants representing faith communities across the country.
Biden is leading Trump by 23 points among women in a recent ABC/Washington Post poll -- the biggest gender gap we’ve seen in nearly 50 years. But that won’t be enough if we can’t get these women to make a plan to vote, and actually do so. That is where Women’s March comes in.
Women have had enough. We will send that message clearly on October 17th, and again on November 3rd, with Women’s March providing the support, infrastructure, and resources needed to be as effective as possible and get the job done. Women showed up in force on day 1 of Trump’s presidency for the first Women’s March, and now we’re mobilizing to finish what we started. Trump’s presidency began with women taking to the streets, and that’s how it’s going to end.