Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party publishes open letter to Theresa May
Join us as WE march for a new, positive politics
On 21 January 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, will take place across the world. Women in the United States of America will hold a mass demonstration in Washington D.C. against the incoming administration of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. There will be a march in central London on the same day in solidarity with this action and in recognition of the threat the Trump-Pence administration poses to women globally.
As part of the organising team for the London event, WE call on our members and supporters of all genders to march as part of an international day of action in solidarity.
Founding member and actor Tanya Moodie will be speaking at a special rally in Trafalgar Square at the end of the march. Party leader Sophie Walker said: "This year I want to lead a party and a movement of women and men who will stand strong in the face of racism, sexism, homophobia and all other kinds of discrimination. We must unite to protect our rights in the face of a US administration and uncertain Brexit negotiation.
"We must protest an environment in which many minorities feel threatened. We must build tolerance and diversity at all levels of society. I am very proud to be joining men and women from across the country, and the world, to lead the walk across London and to mark the start of a movement for real change."
"I look forward to joining with people from across the country to show the world that WE will not tolerate these attitudes any more."
The US election has proven a catalyst for this grassroots movement of women and men to assert the positive values that the politics of fear denies. “What happens in America matters everywhere,” says Catherine Mayer, WE co-founder and a dual US-UK national. “It is not only the world’s biggest economy but the biggest exporter of ideas.”
"WE will march on 21 January in solidarity with women and girls in the US and across the world who face barriers to their living free and equal lives. WE hope men and boys will join us, not only in recognition of these structural injustices but for their own sakes, because a more equal society will be better for them too.”
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