Update on 2021 Women's March
The Charlotte Women’s Movement strongly believes that doing what is best for our community means prioritizing health and safety. With COVID-19 infections continuing to rise and the reduced capacity at hospitals, we feel it would be irresponsible to hold a march at this moment.
What began four years ago and every January since, this march has turned into a day to gather together the women and allies in our community to call for justice, change and equity. Our marches are days of joy, of strength and of unity. We march, together, for issues that affect all; policy reform, women’s rights, healthcare, environmentalism, racial equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and so many more. Unfortunately, the pandemic has disrupted all of our lives in multiple ways, causing cancelations and postponements; the women’s march is no different. It has also forever impacted our healthcare and education systems as well as our economy and job market.
We know many are deeply disappointed we will not be able to gather to celebrate this historic, momentous occasion and welcome the first female- particularly a woman of color- to be elected as Vice President of the United States. Not only will Kamala be the first female vice-president, but she will be the first Black Vice President, the first Indian Vice President, and the first Vice President to be the direct descendant from immigrant parents. She has and will continue to break glass ceilings and pave the way for other women and girls.
We are aware that there is still so much work to be done in order for Charlotte, our state, and our country to reach a level of equity for all communities. The battles for equality, social justice, criminal justice reform, and humane immigration policies will continue. We pledge to all of you that our fight against these injustices is not over.
Wishing you love, empowerment and safety.