LITTLE ROCK - In 2017, we marched, rallied, held vigils, wrote letters, made phone calls, and showed up.
Now, once again, it’s time to get your marching shoes and signs ready! This Saturday, January 20, 2018, we will celebrate the #WeekendOfWomen and #MarchOnArkansas!
Brought to you by organizers of the record-setting 2017 Women's March for Arkansas, this anniversary march will be an opportunity to stand with like-minded friends from across the state to support your favorite #MarchRoots candidates and causes with a refined focus: to #MarchOnThePolls in 2018. Lineup begins at 11:00 am at the corner of West Capitol and South Pulaski in Little Rock.
Prepare to enlist in #OperationMarchingOrders at noon as we utilize civic engagement technology to crowdsource our agenda and to enable people to vote on their issues and priorities. We are turning over decision-making power to the people and empowering them to set the agenda for elected officials and candidates as we to flip seats across Arkansas and the United States.
The march will end at the Arkansas State Capitol steps, where we are excited to support the kickoff of the 8th Annual Rally for Reproductive Justice and hear speakers on topics such as the importance of sex ed and LGBTQ health, DACA and immigrant justice, civil liberties and the legal system, and public education and the Little Rock School District. We invite you to join us. RSVP here: bit.ly/RJRally8
Finally, we'll convene at The Studio Theater, 320 W 7th Street, Little Rock, for a #MeToo panel discussion and audio book signing with Shirley Marie Johnson, hosted by March On Arkansas, Be the Change Alliance, and Women's March for Arkansas founder, Gwen Combs - now also a Congressional candidate. This event also is a fundraiser for Combs’ campaign. RSVP here: bit.ly/GwenCombsMeToo
#MarchOnArkansas is committed to dismantling systems of oppression by amplifying the message of groups practicing non-violent resistance and by promoting Arkansas candidates who support a pro-women platform and are also underrepresented, such as women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.