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Strike: Women's March Organizers Set Date for 'Day Without a Woman'

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Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Women's march on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the U.S. to send a defiant message to President Donald Trump. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 05:02 PM

Organizers of the women's march have a set a date for the "Day Without a Woman" strike on March 8, also International Women's Day, approximately six weeks after millions gathered to protest following President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Women (and men) gathered at events around the country and the world Jan. 21 to support women's rights, and now organizers of the event are attempting to solidify a movement rather than just a one-time event.

"We ask: Do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression?" said an Instagram post announcing the strike. "Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?”

“We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred,” the post added.

No firm details other than the date have been announced about the strike so far.

“Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you,” the post said.

The Women’s March website has a list of 10 actions to be completed during the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, including organizing and contacting elected representatives.

Women's march organizers hope the strike will have an economic impact if enough women participate, as it would involve women being absent from their workplaces.

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Organizers of the women's march have a set a date for the "Day Without a Woman" strike on March 8, also International Women's Day, approximately six weeks after millions gathered to protest following President Donald Trump's inauguration.
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