Corner H and Ocean Blvd
There will be a rally in Lompoc on the corners of H and Ocean from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day. This is an all-inclusive, non-partisan action. Simply bring a sign that expresses positive support for all women and wear red. Negative signs that attack any individual or group will not be displayed.
NOTE: Also, please do not gather on the northwest corner in front of the new women’s apparel shop. Of course, do not impede either pedestrian or vehicular traffic in any way. Have fun, be positive and make new friends to mark this important day … a day that celebrates the enormous contributions of women all around the world and the continuing struggles for equality.
Below is a message about the day from “A Day Without a Woman”
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.
In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th a Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th a Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without a Woman
A Day Without a Woman reaffirms our commitment to the Principles of Unity, which were collaboratively outlined for the Women’s March. We are inspired by recent courageous actions like the “Bodega strike” lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. The Women’s March stands in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike organizers, feminists of color and grassroots groups in planning global actions for equity, justice and human rights.
When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let’s raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.
For more information on A Day Without a Woman, please see our FAQs.
For a template letter to inform your employer of your participation in A Day Without a Woman, click here.