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Date Set for ‘Day Without a Woman’ Strike

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The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington which took place mostly in protest of Donald Trump’s presidency the day after his inauguration have set the date for ‘A Day Without a Woman.’

The group is organizing a general strike — a day on which women go on strike, though it is expected that, as with the march, the strike will not be limited to women.

The group had announced the event “General Strike: A day without a woman” stating that the date would shortly be announced. This week, the group set the date on March 8, 2017.

There was no announcement on what specific actions it is calling for as part of the strike but said that it would begin sharing more information over the next few weeks.

 

Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of Washington D.C. on January 21, outnumbering the number of spectators at the day before at the inauguration by multiples. Similar marches were simultaneously held in over 400 cities across the nation. Estimates of the number of people who marched across the country are as high as 4 million people

Many of the protesters were gathering in order to voice their opposition to President Trump who has been the target of frequent criticism for his disparaging remarks against women. He also lost the U.S. popular vote by the largest margin, by far, of any U.S. president, with Hillary Clinton winning nearly 3 million more votes.

Aside from these efforts, the Women’s March group is now organizing in local communities in order to keep people involved in politics.

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