WE ARE MORE THAN A MARCH. WE ARE A MOVEMENT!
To harness the power of women and their communities to create transformative social change.
Educate: verb; ed·u·cate | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkāt : to provide with information
Amplify: verb; am·pli·fy | \ -ˌfī : to make larger or greater (as in amount, importance, or intensity)
Activate: verb; ac·ti·vate | \ ˈak-tə-ˌvāt : to set up or formally institute (an organized group) with the necessary personnel and equipment
We believe that women’s rights are human rights. We must create a society in which women — including Black, Native, poor, immigrant, Muslim, and queer and trans women — are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from barriers. Our goal at Women's March Minnesota is to know when to listen and when to lead. As a women's organization dedicated to Intersectional feminism, and protecting the rights of Minnesota women, we work to raise the voices of the strong, dedicated groups doing important social justice, human rights and equality work in Minnesota. GET INVOLVED TODAY!
We believe civil rights are our birthright, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability. We believe it is time for an all-inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed—especially at the risk of public safety and health.
We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.
We believe in reproductive freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education.
Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.
Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.
We believe that all women’s issues are issues faced by women with disabilities and deaf women. As mothers, sisters, daughters, and contributing members of this great nation, we seek to break barriers to access, inclusion, independence, and the full enjoyment of citizenship at home and around the world. We strive to be fully included in and contribute to all aspects of American life, economy, and culture.
We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity. All women should be paid equitably, with access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, paid family leave, and healthy work environments. All workers—including domestic and farm workers, undocumented and migrant workers—must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage.
Power to the Polls
The time is now. Our voice, our bodies, and our communities are under attack. Every day WMM works to amplify the voices of women and their communities and right now - for the rest of 2018 - we need your help to get out the vote! We need to activate and vote like our lives depend on it, because for most of us this is very, very true.
It is shaping up to be a life-changing election season. We, and a growing coalition of over 15 activist groups, will have the opportunity to show Minnesota what is important to us by electing representatives that look like us, fight like us, and protect the rights of those whom we love - children, immigrants, refugees, people of color, people who experience mental health challenges or live with disabilities, and women from all of our many communities. Our futures are tied to each other.
Winning elections to influence policy cannot be done without your help and without people on the ground ensuring that our voices are heard on the ballot and at the voting booth. Buy your P2P Shirt here!
Who You Should Know and Support
One of our guiding principles within Women's March Minnesota is to know when to listen and when to lead. As a women's organization dedicated to Inter-sectional feminism, and protecting the rights of Minnesota women, we work to raise the voices of the strong, dedicated groups doing important social justice, human rights and equality work in Minnesota.
In the spirit of Coretta Scott King, we believe that you cannot stand for freedom for one group and deny it to others. Personal prejudice and systemic discrimination are pervasive in America and lead to the marginalization of many people, including women, people of color, American Indian and Alaskan Natives, LGBTQIA individuals, immigrants, religious minorities and people with disabilities. We stand for the rights of marginalized communities, for just and equitable systems, and for the freedom of all peoples who make up our diverse nation.
We know that Minnesota is not immune from discrimination or disparities and vow to work toward more inclusive, equitable communities. #OurCollaborations