PLEDGE OF LIBERATION
We believe that all issues are women’s issues—from racial justice to environmental justice to disability rights to Indigenous sovereignty. Nothing demonstrates this more than the devastating impact of the #LicenseToDiscriminate Executive Action and the House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act on women and femmes of all backgrounds, nationwide.
For 100 days, this administration and leaders of Congress have used tactics to try and overwhelm us, by enacting harmful and destructive Executive Orders and legislation in rapid, overlapping bursts. They mean to divide us into groups with conflicting priorities. We will not let it happen. Our resistance movements are more focused than ever, we know these issues are interrelated. The attacks on queer and trans people, on disabled people, on Black, brown and Indigenous people, on immigrants, on poor people, on Muslim and Jewish people, the attacks on health care and the environment, the rendering of violence against women as a pre-existing condition—these are all one assault on our fundamental rights to live with dignity, autonomy and liberty.
On Monday, May 8, legislators returning to their home offices need to hear what we think about the House voting to legalize discrimination and make us all “pre-existing” conditions. Women’s March, with the ACLU’s People Power, United We Dream, Hollaback!, National Lawyers Guild, UltraViolet, The Gathering for Justice, and other national and local partners, will reaffirm our commitment to each other and our shared liberation through action, exactly six months after Election Day.
In solidarity with our families, friends, neighbors, coworkers and communities, we collectively stand for dignity, justice and freedom in the face of attacks on our health care, our identities and our lives. When one community is harmed, all of our communities are harmed. We are all part of one movement, and we pledge allegiance to the survival and liberation of all people.
THREE WAYS to PARTICIPATE
Sign the Pledge of Liberation. Encourage your friends, family, and community members to do the same.
Download our Pledge of Liberation toolkit, which provides information on the different types of direct actions you can choose to engage in, and details the dos and don’ts of civil disobedience, what to do in case of an arrest, and FAQs of what to expect as a result.
Be sure to tune in to Women’s March on Facebook and Twitter for updates, and to register for our May 5, 6pm EST, webinar on the principles of nonviolence and how to effectively and safely take part in direct action and/or civil disobedience.
Hold a demonstration either inside or outside of your congressperson’s in-district office. Collectively read the Pledge of Liberation and our unity principles out loud.
Picket outside your congressperson’s in-district office.
Hold a sit-in inside your congressperson’s in-district office.
Pledge of Liberation partner signatories
Advocates for Health
Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus
Unite Women, New York
Sheep Creek Farm
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Black Lives of UU
Sheep Creek Farm LLC
Advocates for Youth
National Women's Political Caucus
Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
National Rainbow PUSH Coalition
The Oracle Institute
NCJW Chicago North Shore
Church of Yoga NOLA
The Susan Jolley Awareness Program
ASHA for Women
ACLU People Power
United We Dream
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Incarcerated Nation Corporation
The Gathering for Justice
Students for Choice
League of Women Voters
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
National Lawyers Guild
2 Hours a Week
Green Building Pages | Green Product Pages
Human Rights-Racial Justice Center
Empower HER Tribe
9to5, National Association of Working Women
Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
Circle of Health International
Women Action and the Media
The Next Four Years - Milwaukee
True Nature Child
*If you would like to sign the Pledge of Liberation as an organization, please fill out this form.