Women's March 2024 - Bigger Than Roe ! Williamsburg - Southeastern, Virginia

#BiggerThanRoe #ProtectOurFreedoms

As we approach January 21, 2024, the 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm our commitment to reproductive freedom for all!!! We are getting started at 2pm at the Williamsburg James City County Courthouse, located at 5201 Monticello Avenue. Bring your signs and your marching shoes. Of course, if you wish to rally instead of marching, that’s great! We have a fabulous playlist for you to enjoy.

Slogans for Signs
Our Movement is Bigger Than Roe
___ (Trans, Immigrant, etc.) Rights are Human Rights
Roe was the Floor, NOT the Ceiling
Pro-Child, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice
Pro-Worker, Pro-Woman, Pro-FREEDOM
Protect Our Freedoms
We Won’t Go Back
You Can’t Stop Us

We are excited to have such GREAT speakers joining us - Eileen Davis, RN, Central Virginia Representative and Board Member for the National Women's Political Caucus of Virginia, Cabinet Member of Emerge Virginia and on the State Health Committee at the NAACP; Retired Colonel Herb Jones and OUR Candidate for Congress in VACD01; Tidewater Chavurah's Rabbi, Ellen Jaffe-Gill, author and cantor; and Alexis Gayle, Hampton Roads Community Organizer with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia.

Women Rise Up! In defiance of history, polls, and pundits, the story of women's resilience rewrites the narrative. The 2022 elections, predicted to be a disaster for Democrats, instead showcased the strength of a united front of women. In 2023, abortion rights won big again, in ballot initiatives and elections all across the country.

When we bet on women, everyone wins.

Contrary to pundit predictions, the fall of Roe v. Wade did not dampen our momentum. It instead galvanized it, proving that our fight extends beyond any single court decision. Women’s March has always recognized what is now evident: the pivotal factor in these battles is not just the fall of Roe, it is the collective power of women.

Women’s lives encompass more than Roe. Our vision of reproductive freedom transcends it. Women, especially those under 50, along with voters under 30, perceived the 2022 midterms and 2023 elections as crucial turning points for our nation. We responded by turning out in unprecedented numbers, delivering a clear verdict against the divisive rhetoric of MAGA extremism.

Our campaign extends to every state, every legislator, challenging politicians at all levels: if you threaten our families, our freedoms, or our future, we will unseat you.

We will not stop until we win.

Drawing inspiration from recent ballot measures, we have witnessed a powerful truth: when abortion rights are on the ballot, we win. These victories illuminate a fundamental reality: a Supermajority of Americans supports reproductive freedom.

On January 21, 2024, we unite to send an unequivocal message:
Our resolve is unyielding. Our movement is not just about Roe; it is about safeguarding the rights and freedoms for all, now and for future generations. We are the majority, and our voices will be heard.

On January 21, 2024, we're marching in all 50 states with priority on the nine states where abortion rights will be directly on the ballot. This march is a strategic intervention to galvanize voters for the 2024 elections. We're showing up to secure abortion access and counter far-right extremism.

Join us in the state-by-state battle to defend our rights that shape our future.

As with our previous events, the same rules apply. We will not engage with counter-protesters. If an issue arises, please notify one of the event organizers, who will be wearing Williamsburg JCC Indivisible t-shirts. We will not engage in any acts of violence or violation of any applicable laws or engage in civil disobedience. All actions will be peaceful. Everyone participating in this event will be required to behave lawfully to ensure the safety of event participants and will seek to de-escalate any potential confrontation with those who disagree with our values. We will obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities. Event organizers will not be responsible for any injury or damage if any were to occur during this event. We will park in the Courthouse parking lot without blocking access lanes and will remove any trash that is left.
Please remember that COVID is still with us and it is the middle of flu season. Your health, and that of those around you, is especially important. We are committed to maintaining public health measures to practice safe protesting during these times. Please wear a mask and socially distance if that makes you more comfortable - weigh your own risk in attending. Follow all local safety guidelines at minimum, and any safety instructions from hosts that exceed local law.

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Starts on
Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM EST
Ends on
Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 3:30 PM EST
WJCC Courthouse
5201 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, VA, 23188
United States
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