Women's Day marchers target Trump on abortion and

Caroline Beck
March 10, 2017

The Women's March on Washington organization has called on women to wear red, take the day off and avoid shopping to highlight their impact on the USA economy.

Several other restaurants in the area are observing the day with discounted or free drinks for women.

This is merely the second action the Women's March on Washington organizers have taken.

You can find out more info about all the goings-on at the Women's March site here or check out this complete list of events in the U.S. If you're outside the States, see this list.

Today, the women of Gizmodo and io9 are joining our colleagues across Fusion Media Group to participate in the official "A Day Without a Woman" strike.

A sizeable march and rally is also expected to happen in New York City. Paola Mendoza, co-artistic director of the January 21 Women's March on Washington, wanted to find out, so she organized the "A Day Without a Woman" strike to demonstrate "a day without us is actually a day when the world stops functioning".

"These issues occupied a central place in the agenda of 1970s feminists, such as the "wages for housework" campaign".

A woman from SEIU 1199, a health care workers union, briefly took the microphone and shared what the day was about for her, as an immigrant from Haiti who had to work two jobs to make ends meet.

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Jocelyn Olcott is an associate professor of history and gender, sexuality and feminist studies at Duke University.

More than 300 Alexandria school staffers requested the day off.

"While Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools values and supports its female employees, the decision to close schools is not a political statement".

Woman across the nation are being encouraged to skip work, school and shopping on International Women's Day to show the contributions of women in society. If we estimate that at least half of these are women, that's roughly 30 women a day that lose their lives to abortion. "That means standing strong against Republican unrelenting attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood, and block access to full reproductive care", she said, according to a press release". "We strike for you", the website reads.

"We stand a danger of losing so much of what women have fought so hard to gain", she said.

"We do all of this and get paid less than men, get sexually harassed, get inadequate family leave", spokeswoman Cassady Findlay said to the Associated Press.

Thousands of women around the country are expected to take part in "A Day Without a Woman".

"I'm out here supporting my woman".

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