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By Erin Nanasi
Posted Monday 2-20-12
When I was writing the script, an idea popped into my head. Why not march on Washington DC? Why not show these misogynists and Dominionists and haters of women exactly what warriors we really are? The Suffragette Movement changed America, the Equal Rights Movement changed America, why can't this generation change America? Why not? So, in the video, I call people, all people, not just women, to march on Washington. I posted the video, Mad Mike approved it, and I went to sleep.
When I woke up the next morning, I realized what I had done. I had pretty much just begun organizing a march on Washington DC. So, I named it, combining the We Are Legion idea with the Helen Reddy anthem "I Am Woman." I emailed my husband as soon as I had a date; he responded gleefully with "ROAD TRIP!" Today, I created The We Are Woman March on Washington DC, April 28th, 2012 Facebook page. My dear friend and fellow writer/activist/snark master, Lee Golden (he is Golden in so many ways) immediately volunteered as an admin, we posted a few photos, details and writings, and have at last count, 8 likes. I expect that number to rise (hint, hint).
If April 28th, 2012 winds up being my husband, my son and myself, standing in front of the US Capitol, that's okay. If April 28th, 2012, becomes a massive surge of thousands of men and women into Washington, DC, even better. There is another Facebook page that is trying to organize a 50 Capitol protest, also on April 28th, for people who are unable to travel to DC.
We're taking a road trip this April. We have a house sitter already lined up, I'm making hotel reservations later this week. We'll be there, banners and signs in hand, ready to shout "NO MORE!" Will you?
Check out the Facebook page, and remember to visit www.madmikesamerica.com and take a look at our new Women's Issues section.