In early December, we promised you a multi-faith prayer vigil in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington. As you are aware, the march and its leadership have taken many forms since that time. In an attempt to be supportive of the larger march goals, we have decided to shift our focus from a prayer vigil to that of organizing people of faith to join us for the march. We Stand With Love and Convergence are well positioned to help turn out marchers from various faith communities. We ask that you join us in spreading the word about the march by participating in the next steps below and sharing them widely.
Next Steps for March Participants and Supporters:
1. Official March Headcount – The march leadership needs to know you are coming. Please fill out this survey to make sure you are counted among those who will be marching.
2. We Stand With Love Headcount – We want to know you are coming and connect with you at the march. (If there are changes to the meeting place or last minute details, we will be posting them at this event link to help facilitate the best chance of meeting up before the march begins.) Please indicate that you will be joining us by RSVPing to our Facebook event.
3. Where Does the March Start? – Check out this link for details about the start of the march. Once you arrive at Independence and Third, it is likely that there will be thousands of people. It will not be easy to find one another. So, first, text 919-673-0359 (if cellphones are working) and we will help you find us. Second, we will be rallying in the street in front of the National Museum of the American Indian around 9:30am, just steps away from the intersection. Look for our big purple “We Stand With Love” signs!
4. Get March Swag! – Get your official We Stand With Love march swag like t-shirts, stickers, magnets, banners, signs, etc. at our online store: www.cafepress.com/westandwithlove. Proceeds go to support the ongoing work of We Stand With Love.
5. Calling All Clergy – We are asking all clergy to wear religious attire from their tradition (stole, collar, hijab, etc.) in the march. Let’s let the world know that people of faith are actively engaged and in the streets in 2017!
6. Need Housing Help? – If you are attending the march and need a place to stay, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington has churches willing to offer housing and hospitality in the area during the event. For more information, contact Paula Clark at [email protected].
We are grateful for your support of We Stand With Love and the Women’s March on Washington. Please do no hesitate to contact us if we can be helpful as you prepare to head to Washington.