Media Contact: Eric Williams, Strike4democracy@gmail.com
On February 17 over 100 planned strike actions will take place across the country
Women’s March and International Women’s Day formally offered their endorsement of the more than 100 organized events across the country that have organically come together to protest the assaults on our nation’s democratic principles on February 17th. Strike4Democracy is grateful for the support and the growing grassroots movement that has brought diverse communities together to resist the President and his supporters in Congress.
We call on participants in Strike4Democracy to rise up in their local communities on February 17th to hold events that build towards a series of mass strikes. February 17 is a day of strike actions that preview and set the stage for an even larger mass strike planned for March 8, organized by International Women’s Day and The Women’s March. We also anticipate strikes on May Day and a heightening resistance throughout the summer.
Strike4Democracy’s message to the Administration and Congressional leaders is clear:
- STOP the authoritarian assault on our fundamental, constitutional rights, the very principles that have truly made America great
- STOP attacking and victimizing women, Muslims, immigrants, racial and ethnic groups, the LGBTQ+ community, working families, journalists, and all who offer criticisms of the Administration’s policies including the U.S. judicial branch
- REALIZE that America’s true strength lies in the values of inclusivity not exclusivity.
Strike4Democracy (www.strike4democracy.com) is a national day of action on Friday, February 17, 2017. We intend to build an unassailable force of Americans from all walks of life and all parts of this great country who will, if necessary, participate in a series of massive strikes to persuade the President, his administration, and his supporters in Congress, to heed our message: Stop the authoritarian assault on our fundamental, constitutional rights. Over 100 coordinated events will take place across the nation and beyond. Find an #F17 event near you: www.strike4democracy.com/events.