By Lauren Linhard – firstname.lastname@example.org
What would it be like if women across the United States threw up their hands and said they weren’t going to stand for unequal treatment anymore? How would it affect the economy? How would it affect industry progress? The organizers of the Women’s March plan to find out.
Last week, the march leaders posted a strong message across all social media platforms calling for a “Day Without A Woman” strike. Though the date is yet to be determined, the announcement was accompanied with a single sentence: “The Will of the People Will Stand.”
To put the potential ramifications of this strike into perspective – 46.8 percent of the workforce is made up of women, having grown the American economy by 11 percent over the past three decades equating an influx of roughly $1.7 trillion.
Not only would the economy take a hit when women abandon their jobs for a day, but it would take another when women stop spending for a day. To give you an idea – Women spend $426 billion a year alone on beauty products, meaning there would be a loss of more than $1 billion for that American industry within a 24-hour strike span.
The “Day Without A Woman” strike is part of the 10 Actions in 100 Days campaign launched after Trump’s inauguration. The campaign is designed to transform the more than 5 million people who attended the march into a movement to create real change.
The first action encouraged women and supporters to write letters to their Senators about the issues that matter most to them. This was followed by the creation and launch of “huddles,” regional groups of non-violent resisters, during the first 10 days of February.
Stay tuned to https://www.womensmarch.com/ for strike updates.