The Women's March Is Also Fighting For Immigrant Rights & Here's How You Can Get Involved
Exactly one week from today, Donald Trump will be the president of the United States — and more than ever before, when it comes to a presidential inductee, people are lining up to protest the ceremony in Washington. The group with the biggest expected turnout is the Women's March on Washington. And their fight is about more than it sounds — Women's March is also fighting for immigrant rights.
Of course, the Women's March is in part about, well, women's issues: reproductive rights, equal pay, paid family leave, and an end to violence against women. But in a recent press release the Women's March laid out their official policy platform — and it's about a lot more than just women's rights, it's about equal rights for everyone, especially the most vulnerable, namely immigrants, in an all-boats-rise-with-the-tide mentality:
It makes sense — the dangerous and damaging sentiment perpetuated by the campaign of the president-elect promotes a message of separation and other-ness. But in the press release, the organization explains how they aim to join "people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds ... to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination ... recognizing that women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues we have outlined a representative vision for a government that is based on the principles of liberty and justice for all ... Our liberation is bound in each other’s."