We Are Marching On!
Women’s March on Chicago (WMC) is an organization advocating for women’s rights, promoting intersectional feminism, and challenging the political system regarding issues affecting women.
WMC connects us as everyday champions of human rights for ourselves/others in our diversity. When we stand together, our strength multiplies and our voices must be heard.
Fairness, justice, and equality require rigorous defense and promotion, and are not yet won. We recognize lack of fairness, justice, and equality are suffered by some much more than others. We need to work until fairness, justice, and equality are reality in all parts of society.
With Women’s March Chicago 2018: March to the Polls, we are committed to continue positive, peaceful action in our lives and communities to help ensure women and their allies take a very active role in political and civic life in 2018.
The Marchers: Who We Are
We are people of different colors, backgrounds, religious faiths, and politics. We support women’s/human rights. We are activists, seasoned and new. We are people of varying economic, educational, and social situations. We are immigrants of all statuses. We are native and indigenous. We are people of diverse gender identification and sexual identities—LGBTQ, hetero, and other. We are of diverse marital status and age. We have varied abilities. We are survivors of trauma.
We are people of diversities more numerous than can be mentioned here, and we stand together to protect each of them. We stand against hate in all forms and against targeting any groups or individuals. For ourselves and others, we express our right to respect and acceptance without bias or persecution.
Our Mission Statement
WMC is an organization advocating for women’s rights, promoting intersectional feminism, and challenging the political system regarding issues affecting women. WMC brings together women and allies in support of reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, affordable childcare, racial justice, access for persons with disabilities, environmental protection, voting rights, and active citizenship, and other critical issues.
WMC’s purpose is to lead and participate in local and national actions, build coalitions to further more effective advocacy, and to create educational and civic engagement opportunities that will lead to the advancement of civil rights and social change in Chicago and beyond.
Together we are powerful!
About the Organizers
The original group of organizers met online in mid-November, 2016, coming together in an entirely grassroots effort to speak out against the 2016 presidential campaign cycle’s negative rhetoric and actions through a march. The Women’s 1/21 March on Chicago honored but was not directly affiliated with the Women’s March on Washington, DC.
The Women’s March on Chicago organization is currently comprised of eight steering committee members who work together to forward our mission. Additional WMC volunteers are critical to our work, as well, and the energy behind our program.