BFP Supports Follow-Up Action to Women’s March: Post Card Campaign
On January 21, Benedictine Sisters and Oblates participated in the Women’s March in both Washington and Erie in support of women’s rights, the largest ever demonstrations in these respective cities. Around the world, a total of more than 3 million people, mostly women, joined together making it the largest combined demonstration in history. On January 29, many of those same sisters and oblates, along with other interested individuals, came together to sign post cards, the first of a series of actions initiated as a follow-up to the march.
The Women’s March committee is organizing 100 Days of Action to keep the Women's March momentum going and to encourage continued effort for significant change. Every 10 days they are going to suggest a new coordinated action.
“I can’t stress enough how important it is to take part in these actions for the next 100 days,” said Sister Anne McCarthy, Benedictines for Peace (BFP) Coordinator. “The March cannot look like a flash-in-the-pan event. The current administration must see the power and commitment of women and men everywhere, they must be convinced that we are in this for the long haul and will not be deterred.”
The first coordinated action, a postcard campaign to state senators, was carried out at Mount St. Benedict by BFP. Sisters, oblates and friends of the community joined together after Sunday liturgy and signed postcards, provided by the Women’s March Campaign. BFP will make sure they are delivered,
“We will follow the Women’s March program as much as possible,” said Sister Anne to those gathered. “We will be meeting together briefly once a month to touch base and make sure everyone interested knows about the actions.”
Go to Hear Our Voice 10 Actions/100 Days for more information and to sign up to be notified when new actions are published.
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