01/19/19 · 10 AM · freedom plaza

the #womenswavE

On January 19, 2019, we’re going to flood the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities across the globe. The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us. RSVP to join the #WomensWave here.

 
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It’s time to march again.

The 2017 Women’s March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency, two years of training new activists, and two years of building power. And this time, we're coming back with an agenda.

The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

 
 
 

Important Locations 

GATHERING LOCATION & RALLY

Freedom Plaza (1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)

MARCH KICKOFF

The corner of Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

ACCESSIBILITY MARCH MEET UP POINT

Plaza of the Ronald Reagan Building (SW Corner of Pennsylvania Ave NW and 13th St NW)

MAIN SUPPORT STATION

Freedom Plaza
 
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Important Times

10:00 AM

Public Gathering
Freedom Plaza

11:00 AM

March Steps Off
Pennsylvania Ave NW &
13th St. NW

12:00 PM

Rally Starts
Freedom Plaza

 
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Additonal Information

Buses

Buses are traveling from across the country to DC for the #WomensWave. Find out if a bus is traveling to DC from your area and contact buses@womensmarch.com with any questions.


housing

Women's March is not providing or arranging housing, but we're happy to provide information! 

DC March Lodging is working to match marchers with free and welcoming places to stay via their network of DC metro families. This amazing group of DC moms found housing for hundreds of people attending the March for Our Lives, and they're back at it for the 2019 Women's March on Washington!


Merchandise

Visit our official Women's March merchandise partner, The Outrage, anytime 1/16-1/20 at:

1722 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

to purchase ALL your #WomensWave swag, from commemorative posters to beanies to sweatshirt to buttons and more. The full range of styles is available in store or can be purchased online.


Youth

Women’s March Youth Empower chapters all over the country are partnering with their local state chapters to head to D.C. and to plan local marches. If you are a youth activist between the ages of 15-25 and you would like to be involved with the Women’s March in D.C. or at a sister march, please contact youth@womensmarch.com.


Steering Committee

The 2019 Women's March is led by a steering committee of over 20 women from a wide range of backgrounds that more fully represents the diversity and vibrancy of the Women's March movement.

 

Volunteers

We’re searching for volunteers from the D.C. area to be a part of our March Team! Interested?


Sister Marches

Our chapters around the country have begun planning their sister marches. Check out the map to find mobilizations around the country that you can join. If you’re interested in planning your own sister march, please register with the “Click To Host” button on the map. A representative from our field team will contact you within 72 hours with more information on how to get started. You will receive weekly updates, an invite to our Slack channel for Sister Marches and information about planning calls.

Looking for a #WomensWave event outside the United States? Head over to Women's March Global to find an event on the Global Map or create one of your own!


Partnerships

If your organization or business is interested in partnering with the Women’s March, please first review our Unity Principles. If you would like to partner with us, please email partnerships@womensmarch.com.


artist table

Over 20 artists and performers have signed on to serve as cultural ambassadors for the 2019 Women’s March on Washington.


accessibility

Our organizing team is working hard to make sure that this march is inclusive of people with disabilities. Please review our accessibility information and email accessibility@womensmarch.com if you have a specific request not addressed.

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring? . . .

  • Small backpacks and bags are allowed. We recommend you fill them with water and snacks for the day You can store larger bags at Union Station.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes (It's likely to be chilly!)
  • A reusable water bottle - we will have water towers available

What should I NOT bring? . . .

  • Any weapons, or anything that can be construed as a weapon, including pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.
  • Any illegal drugs (while marijuana is legal in D.C., the march will be on federal property and national park land, where marijuana is still illegal)

What about banners, flags, signs, etc? . . .

You may absolutely bring your own banners, flags, signs, and other visuals. There are no limitations in National Parks or on District of Columbia Property on size of banners, flags, signs, and other visuals, except for a height limit of the 12 feet.

Will there be Spanish translation? . . .

Spanish translation will be available on all jumbotrons north of the reflecting pool.

If the government is shut down, are we still marching? . . .

They can shut down the government but they can't shut down the #WomensWave! This is a First Amendment protected activity — shutdown or no shutdown, we are marching.

Is this March accessible? . . .

There are three different ways to participate in the march in order to ensure everyone can participate.

Full march: Individuals can participate in the full march, which is 0.5 miles.

Our organizing team is working hard to make sure that this march is inclusive of people with disabilities. Please email accessibility@womensmarch.com if you have a specific request not addressed in the information below, and we will work to make sure that it is fulfilled.

  • An ADA section will be located directly in front of the stage and will be open to those who require it.
  • All volunteers will be trained to provide general support for folks with disabilities. We will also have a specific volunteer crew to support participants with disabilities and give directional information. These volunteers will be wearing orange arm bands and orange stickers reading "Accessibility."
  • American Sign Language interpretation will be provided on the stage, and picture-in-picture and CART in English will be available on the jumbotrons South of the reflecting pool.
  • An ADA tent will have smell sensitivity masks, a generator dedicated to recharging chairs, audio description headsets, water, snacks, and other support items available.
  • ADA vans will pick up passengers on the corner of 10th and PA Ave NW if you are coming in by bus and at the corner of 13th and F if you are taking the metro (this is a stop at Metro Center). After the rally, the ADA vans will drop folks off at the ADA parking area and the Metro Center metro stop (which has a functioning elevator).
  • Every area where porta-potties are located will also have ADA accessible porta-potties.
  • Additional accessible porta-potties will be provided in the ADA section

How do I get to the gathering location? . . .

You can use any of the following metros to enter the gathering location:

  • Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver): From Metro center - Take any exit and head south on any numbered street
  • Penn Quarter/Navy Memorial: Head South on 7th street
  • L'Enfant Plaza: Head North on any numbered street
  • Smithsonian Metro: You are at the gathering space

What Metros should I use to leave after the rally? . . .

  • Smithsonian Metro: East of the Rally Space on 12th and the National Mall
  • Farragut North: 17th and K street NW
  • Farragut West: 18th and I street NW

How do I use the metro? . . .

The Metro system in D.C. is relatively easy to use, and connects to various regional transit systems. We recommend buying a D.C. Metro card in advance. Many people purchasing cards at once at the Metro machines can lead to long lines and delays. You can buy cards in advance here.

Pro Tip: Bring good walking shoes and lots of patience. You can find more information about the DC area bus and metro options here.

What about parking? . . .

Out-of-town cars should consider parking at Metro Stations outside the city and taking the metro into downtown (map here). Downtown parking is tight, even on the weekends, and parking lots are expensive but Metro offers free parking on the weekends!

What about trains and other forms of transport? . . .

Amtrak has good service into D.C., and in fact, they offer group sales with discounted group rates. If you have 75 people you can sometimes reserve an entire car (bonus: use it as an organizing space too!) You can find our more about that on Amtrak’s website.

There are also many services that offer regional bus transit – you can buy individual seats, or also sometimes group rates. Costs can be very reasonable, especially if you buy early. A few options to consider are GoTo Bus, MegaBus, and BoltBus.

 
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Art

Women’s March partnered with VISIONAIRE in their 68th addition of art. “NOW!” is an open-source issue allowing everyone access to free protest posters by artists for the many marches, rallies, conventions, and protests we now engage in on a frequent basis. Check out the art and download and print some for the #WomensWave!

 
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join us

the #Womenswave is here. are you with us?

Back your march with a donation to sustain the women’s movement for justice and equity.

 
 
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