From the DPOC:
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, women across the globe will be celebrating International Women’s Day. To support this day, the organizers of the Women’s March are encouraging all of us to participate in A Day Without A Woman. The call is for women to go on strike to demonstrate how important they are to the American workforce, something we Democrats know very well.
“A Day Without A Woman” was established to acknowledge “enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity,” according to the Women’s March organizers.
Most working women are not able to stay home from work so alternative ways of showing support are suggested and encouraged:
1) Don’t Shop: Women are responsible for 70-80% of the purchases made in the United States. If you need to get something, try to buy it the day before, or only shop at businesses owned by women or minorities to lend support to the people who need it the most.
2) Wear Red: Wear red to show solidarity with women. Men are encouraged to wear red, too!
3) Spread Positivity via Social Media: Share an inspirational quote, an informative article, or a message of support that can spark others to think about the purpose of the day and let marginalized groups know you’re behind them.
4) Make a Donation: If you can afford it, even a small donation to an organization like Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, or the Ms. Foundation for Women can help fight back on the recent attacks on women’s rights.
5) Sign a Petition: You don’t have to spend any money to contribute to good causes. Change.org or MoveOn.org and other petition websites provide ways to promote and advocate for women’s issues.
6) Call a Representative: Call one our Orange County Congressional Representatives to urge them to support women’s rights. Below are the phone numbers to all Orange County Congressional Representatives District Offices-
Congressional District 38, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D) (562) 860-5050
Congressional District 39, Rep. Ed Royce (R) (714) 255-0101
Congressional District 45, Rep. Mimi Walters (R) (949) 263-8703
Congressional District 46, Rep. J. Luis Correa (D) (714) 621-0102
Congressional District 47, Rep. Alan Lowenthal, (D) (562) 436-3828
Congressional District 48, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) (714) 960-6483
Congressional District 49, Rep. Darrell Issa (R) (949) 281-2449
Fran Sdao, Chair Democratic Party of Orange