Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Joins Boston Women’s March for America as the Fiscal Sponsor
More than 15K Commit to March in Back Bay for Justice and Equal Rights
BOSTON, MA, January 5, 2017— With almost two weeks until Boston Women’s March for America, march organizers today announced Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) has signed on as a partner for the January 21 event.
The Boston Women’s March for America is one of over 100 happening nationwide and internationally inspired by the Women’s March on Washington. On the day after the Inauguration, Americans will unite in towns, cities and schools from Boston to Anchorage to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation.
“More than ever, we are seeing the importance of maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process,” said Sarah McCarthy Welsh, executive director at MWPC. “We are honored to join Boston Women’s March for America and to celebrate our shared commitment of supporting women in politics and initiatives that serve to ensure greater equality for women.”
Boston Women’s March for America – with more than 15,000 committed to attend – now has more than 40 community partners.
“Boston is a city steeped in history, and has the opportunity to again make history with the city’s largest march,” said Yordanos Eyoel, a spokesperson for Boston Women’s March for America. “Together with Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and our other partners – we are proud to build a platform for all of us to come together and stand for what we believe in.”
The full list of Boston Women’s March for America’s community partners includes 1199SEIU; 32BJ SEIU; Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia; Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative; Big Sister Association of Greater Boston; Boston Area Rape Crisis Center; Boston Impact Initiative; Boston Public Health Commission; Boston Women’s Fund; Bow Seat Ocean Awareness; Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center; Cambridge Women’s Commission; Coalition for Social Justice; Conservation Law Foundation; Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries; Global Citizens Initiative; Harvard Black Law Students Association; Harvard Extension Environmental Club; Health Care For All; Home Care Aide Council; International Social Work Solutions, Inc; Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action; Latina Circle; Mass NOW; Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; MassEquality; Midwives for Peace & Justice; National Association of Social Workers – MA Chapter (NASW-MA); National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter; Oxfam; Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts; Progressive Massachusetts; Progressive Watertown; Rosie’s Place; Schools for Children, Inc.; SEIU 888; Somerville Commission for Women; Songbird Sings; The Welcome Project; Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry; W2O – Women Working for Oceans; Women, Gender, and Health (WGH) Interdisciplinary Concentration, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH); Youth on Board; and YW Boston.
Boston Women’s March for America launched as an organic, grassroots effort in response to the massive event planned in Washington, DC. Spearheaded by local activists and organizers, the march will bring together people across Massachusetts and throughout New England, particularly women of all backgrounds, races, religions, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA. While led by women, march organizers say all are welcome to attend.
Boston Women’s March for America route and event logistics will be announced in the coming days.