The National Women’s March is calling for a women’s strike on March 8. Great idea! … but wait, is it??
The mission of the Women’s March says we stand together “for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families.” Does asking the most at risk communities to (at a minimum) lose a day’s pay or (worst case) lose their job fulfill that mission? March On! Texas respectfully disagrees. While we wholeheartedly support your ability to strike and understand the reason behind it, March On! will not ask women to stay home from work.
We have a different idea. Why not support women owned businesses on that day instead? You will do far more for the hardworking women in this state if you spend the money with them you would have lost by striking. March On! Texas believes that action shows we stand together “for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families.” So, get out your wallets and spend a day with women!
– Melissa Fiero