Whether you stayed local and marched with tens of thousands of North Carolinians or made the trip to Washington D.C. to join the sea of humanity – that just so happened to double inauguration attendance – our real work begins now. The days and weeks ahead will be busy, long and sometimes hard. Take the validation, camaraderie and generous spirit of the marches and fuel your soul for the days ahead.
Take these three actions today to get ready for what comes next:
- Register with the Women’s March website. If you haven’t already done so, register online or via text (text WOMEN to 40649) to be a part of the post-march 10 Actions for the first 100 Days. The march organizers will be issuing 10 actions to take during the first 100 days of the new administration. The first action is already posted for this week.
- Take Michael Moore’s advice at the March and start calling your congressional representatives on a daily basis. As he said, make it part of your morning routine before you walk out the door or as you drive to work. Add their phone numbers to your contacts list so they are easily accessible and tell them what is on your mind. Members of Congress need to know which the issues are important to their constituents.
- Share your story about why you marched. Tell a friend, write a Letter to the Editor or best of all tell your representative. Write about how the March impacted you and the actions you are planning to take to bring about change. Was there a single moment you will always remember? Let them know. Telling our stories and sharing pictures is more important than ever living in the post-truth era that we do.
Finally, if you are looking for weekly to-do lists, be sure to read our blog post What Can I Do? for lists to subscribe to or sites to watch.