Where & When Information tables in the Marquette Commons (112 S. 3rd Street) will be open to the public beginning at 1pm, Sunday, Jan. 21.  

We will march beginning at 2pm. Stay tuned for more details!

We will rally on the sidewalks, at the intersection of Washington and 3rd Street, for approximately one hour.

Are we marching? Yes! Total distance is less than one mile and terrain is mostly flat, with some inclines.

Be prepared This event takes place outside. Please dress according to the weather forecast and be prepared to stand for long periods. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chair, snacks, and water. The Marquette Commons is housing information tables and a small area for warming. Please allow those with mobility issues or small children to have priority in the warming area.

Who will be speaking and performing? For a list of performers and speakers, please visit:
https://womensmarchmichigan.org/power-polls-marquette/

Women Running for Office Women’s March Michigan recognizes that women make up less than 25% of the legislature in Michigan and that in order for women to be represented in policies, they must run for office. Women’s March Michigan will be recognizing women running for office in Michigan, on all levels, from all communities, of all political stripes from local school boards to the race for governor.

Are men invited? Anyone who celebrates the Women’s March Unity Principles will be welcomed with open arms (www.womensmarch.com/principles).

Can I bring my children? Yes!

Seating Please bring any chairs, wheelchairs, walkers or other seats as you need them. We will be on the sidewalks at the four corners of Washington and Third Street.

Food Food vendors will be outside the Marquette Commons with light lunch, snacks, hot and cold beverages available.

Can I bring a sign? Yes! We believe the best signs are the ones that address the issues. To see our platform and view the Women’s March National Unity Principles, please visit: https://womensmarchmichigan.org/what-we-stand-for/.

Non-Violence The Women’s March movement was born as an organized protest against the rising wave of misogyny and bigotry in our nation. As we march forward into conscious activism aimed at creating a more just world, we remain deeply committed to the principles of free speech and expression that are the founding promise of our nation and this movement.

Above all, we honor the dignity and humanity of all people, even those who stand against us. We are fully aware that our movement, as it grows stronger, attracts vocal and passionate opposition both online and in the real world. Although we will fight with all our might against the ideologies of hatred espoused by many, we will never seek to censor or silence our opposition lest we ourselves become the oppressor. Furthermore, we will never engage in violence – in words or in actions – as aggression only begets aggression, and violence only validates those who would discredit and destroy what we are fighting so hard to achieve. As we gather together on January 21, we welcome all residents of this great state whether they are rooted in the fight for social justice, curious and looking to learn, or disagree with us and seek dialogue. We entreat all comers to engage in civil discourse, and to peacefully make their voices heard. Any questions, concerns, or requests for further comment may be directed to Women’s March Michigan.

Restrooms A very limited number of restrooms are available in the Marquette Commons.

Will you be selling swag? You can purchase an official shirt from www.bonfire.com/womens-march-michigan-powertothepolls/ or you can purchase a pussyhat or button from the fundraising table inside the Marquette Commons. Proceeds from all sales goes to Women’s March Michigan and funding the anniversary events in Lansing and Marquette. ($15 for a hat and $3.00 for a button)

Are you accepting donations? Yes! Thank you for all the donations, you are making Women’s March Michigan 2018 possible! You may donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/womensmarchmarquette2018-1064435

Parking All city lots are available, free of charge, except the Marquette Commons lot, which we are using as a staging area:
https://downtownmarquette.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Downtown-District-Parking-Guide-July-2017.pdf

Where can I find Women’s March Michigan online? https://womensmarchmichigan.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/womensmarchmi?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchonwashingtonmichigan/

Women’s March Michigan Marquette March: https://www.facebook.com/events/1984984658443283/

What hashtags are you using for the anniversary event? #WomensMarchMarquette2018 and #PowerToThePolls when posting on social media.

Disclaimer: Women’s March
Michigan assumes no liability or responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, inconvenience, delay, or expense arising from or caused by weather conditions, acts of God, war, accident, government restrictions or regulations, from an act or omission of any individual, traffic or road conditions, mechanical problems or any other cause or condition beyond any control.

Women’s March Michigan is not liable for lost, stolen or destroyed personal belongings. Parking, standing and seating is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Women’s March Michigan is not responsible for any cancelled buses, no shows and stolen items from any buses organized with Rally bus. Women’s March Michigan is not responsible for any failed carpooling or efforts by individuals.