By Lauren Linhard – email@example.com
Thousands of women are making plans across the U.S. to travel to D.C. on January 21 for the Women’s March on Washington. It’s a day for women of every background to come together with a bold message for the Trump Administration – women’s rights are human rights.
As incredible as the march is shaping up to be, not everyone has the means or availability to attend. But don’t worry! Here are five ways you can take action from home to support the Women’s March on Washington.
Walk the Local Walk
There are more than 200 localized marches organized on January 21 in support of the D.C. march. Click here to enter your zipcode and find the closest one to you. Grab some lady friends, make some kick-ass signs and head out to represent.
Rock a Feminist Style
Have a busy day planned for the 21st, but still want to show your support? Treat yourself to fashion with a cause from The Outrage. All proceeds are going to charitable organizations helping women with limited financial means attend the walk in D.C. Not only will you be spreading the message of equality, but you will be helping your fellow woman do the same.
It’s all well and good to have discussions about equality and women’s rights, but actions are always louder than words. Spend the weekend volunteering for an advocacy organization dedicated to an aspect of women’s rights you are passionate about. Click here to enter your zipcode and the search term “women” or “women’s rights” to find a nonprofit looking for help.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Can’t walk, but still want to donate? Great! There are a few options here. You can donate to Women’s March on Washington by clicking here to help fund logistics and expenses for the event. If that’s not really your thing, consider donating directly to a nonprofit that promotes gender equality. Some great choices are the National Organization for Women, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, She Should Run, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood or EMILY’s List.
Get on the Phone
Put a few hours aside on January 21 to call your local representatives. Since it is a Saturday, chances are your call will go to voicemail – meaning you have plenty of time to say exactly what you want to say. Check out their voting record ahead of time to make sure you thank them for supporting women or push them to do better. Need ideas on what to call them about? Here are just a few: Defunding planned parenthood, repealing the Affordable Care Act, ending violence against women and equal pay.