Join Carmen Perez, Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington, and Darius Gordon, National Organizer for The Gathering for Justice/Justice League, for a #PledgeOfLiberation webinar on civil disobedience and nonviolence this Friday at 6pm EST.
This webinar is intended to help you prepare for our #PledgeOfLiberation Day of Action on May 8, and to give you important information about how to effectively and safely participate in direct action and nonviolent resistance.
The final action in Women’s March’s 10 Actions / 100 Days Campaign, Pledge of Liberation, harnesses the power of cross-movement collaboration. Over the course of the next week, we are mobilizing our communities to sign a Pledge of Liberation—a declaration of allegiance to each other.
Together, activists around the country from every movement sector will unite on May 8 and hold demonstrations and actions at in-district congressional offices and the offices of other elected officials. Women’s March, in partnership with ACLU People Power, United We Dream, Hollaback!, The Gathering for Justice, and other national and local partners, will take our resistance directly to our members of Congress.
We will send a clear message that we will rise up, together, against attacks on our health care, our identities, and our religious freedoms. We no longer accept hollow reforms or compromises that help some of our communities but harm others. On May 8, we will hold demonstrations and deliver the message that we are in solidarity with communities around the country as part of a collective fight for dignity, justice and freedom. We are all part of one movement, and we are not only stronger and more powerful together—our unity is how we survive as people, organizations, and movements.
We cannot pledge allegiance to an administration that oppresses and harms us. Instead, we pledge allegiance to the liberation of all people. We pledge allegiance to each other.
Just as we pledge our allegiance to each other, we will remind our members of Congress of their allegiance to us—the voters. We ask that this allegiance come in the form of real resistance to this administration's efforts to divide and harm us. This means: 1) Protecting our health care; 2) Defending the most marginalized among us; 3) Voting for a federal budget that reflects the values five million people marched for on January 21, 2017.