Next Step In Cincinnati Women's March: Strike And Rally

Mar 8, 2017

Organizers of the January 21 Women's March in Cincinnati, where thousands came out to demonstrate against the Trump administration, as well as policies and rhetoric put forth during the election, are continuing the momentum with a strike and rally Wednesday.

Billie Mays with the newly formed United We Stand Cincinnati is calling on women to:

  • Take the day off from work.
  • Avoid shopping except for small, women and minority-owned businesses.
  • Wear red in solidarity with A Day Without a Woman.
  • Do creative and heartfelt acts of generosity and kindness toward women.

"Many people don't want to talk about politics, but politics is life even if they don't personally affect us," says Mays.

The strike and rally at Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. are in conjunction with International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman.

Thousands gathered for women's rights in Washington Park January 21, 2017.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A news release says, "We saw what happened when millions of us stood together on January 21 and now we know our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. This event will continue in this spirit to let women's voices be heard."