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Action 1: Women’s March on Wilmington huddles for first action

Miriam Himes | Managing Editor

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Last night, the Women’s March on Wilmington political and social group met at Satellite Bar and Lounge to complete the first action in their campaign, “10 Actions/100 Days.”

The campaign was organized to encourage people around the U.S. to “huddle” together and discuss plans of action following the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. Instead of marching and protesting once, this campaign works to gather people from all areas of the U.S. together to continue protesting and gathering in their immediate local communities to create change and take action.

The national tag line reads, “First we marched. Now we huddle. Gather your community and plan what’s next.” The Women’s March on Wilmington group has organized and planned 10 actions for the people of Wilmington to participate in and let their voices be heard.

The first action, hosted by Satellite Bar and Lounge last night, was dedicated to writing postcards to North Carolina senators about what matters most to individuals and how they are going to continue to fight. The Women’s March group provided postcards, stamps and pens. Satellite had a huge turnout, with over 350 participants throughout the night.

Individuals from all walks of life and all demographics showed up at Satellite last night to continue fighting for justice in the U.S. and let their voices be heard. Some people addressed the educational needs of North Carolina while others focused on the LBGTQIA community and the fight against HB2.

Keegan Huynh, a senior at UNCW who participated in last night’s event commented on his postcard and the event last night: “I expressed my concern for their support for Trump’s unqualified cabinet picks. As both a minority and product of the public school system, I have been especially alarmed by their support for Betsy DeVos and Jeff Session. DeVos is openly hostile to public schools and is only being nominated due to her donating hundreds of millions of dollars to the Republican Party. And I am especially terrified by their decision to support Sessions because of his abysmal voting record on civil rights. To support these cabinet picks is to support oligarchy in the U.S. government and reject equal rights for all Americans.” Huynh was honored to be able to participate in the event to let his senators know his current frustration and make his voice heard.

This postcard writing night was the first of 10 actions that the Women’s March on Wilmington is planning to take. Join the Women’s March on Wilmington if you want to be part of the next 9 actions and let your voice be heard! Check The Seahawk Facebook or Twitter for updates on when and where the next action is taking place.

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