people struck from paid and unpaid work January 20-21. Were you one of them?

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Join us in a TWO-DAY STRIKE to protest Trump, Pence and the Republican Congress' plans for us.

Strike in D.C . / in your home town / at school / for all or part of the time / from all or some of your work

The Democrats didn't pursue these plans when they could have, and now the incoming administration is promising to cut, undermine, privatize, or eliminate every social compact from public schools to Medicare to Social Security. They expect the family (that is, WOMEN) to fill in the gaps and pick up the pieces. NO WE WON'T. This strike is a warning. Our work can no longer be taken for granted.

Our Demands / Why Strike? FAQ / Actions & Resources

We Strike From

  • Paid jobs
  • Emotional Labor
  • Childcare
  • Diapers
  • Housework
  • Cooking
  • Sweeping
  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Errands
  • Groceries
  • Fake smiles
  • Flirting
  • Makeup
  • Laundry
  • Shaving
  • What are you striking from?

We Strike For

  • An end to racist and sexual assaults, and all forms of bigotry
  • Reproductive freedom, full access, and no coercion
  • National Health Care for all
  • A $15 minimum wage for all workers, no exceptions
  • Protection and expansion of Social Security
  • Childcare, free like the public schools, and paid family leave
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Men should strike too but they should take on additional work at home so women can fully participate in the demonstrations.

Trans* and nonbinary folk welcome and encouraged to participate.

Disabled folks are striking from invisibility January 21 by participating in the Disability March — click here to participate.

I'm striking because...

I am the only minority in my office and I struggle daily as a person of color in corporate America. I am treated differently, excluded, abused; yet, needed. I am striking because my talent, energy, and time should be spent elsewhere on this day to support a much greater movement. I am striking because I don't want to be surrounded by those who oppress, participate in a broken system, deny/ignore injustice, and support a fascist demagogue...

- C.E., New York

I'm participating in the strike because it's important that the incoming administration understand we will not be silent as our rights are taken away from us. As a woman I have the right to control my own body. As a Muslim immigrant I have the right to feel safe in my own country which is the U.S.

- A.C., Washington

I am fed up. I've been fed up for a long time. I will not stay silent any longer. I’ll be on strike from: Working a job in the boy's club known as the film industry that keeps women down but depends on us to do the hard work; Being anything other than what I want to be.

- B.H., California

I'm sick of protesting the same things my elders have protested. America has abandoned me as a woman of color. I’ll be striking from: Paid job, sexism, emotional labor.

- K.L., Illinois

I will be on strike from housework, emotional work, and all acts of misogyny toward me and all women. I will be calling it out and naming it every time I encounter it those days… the sexual harassment. the acts of disrespect, and the treatment as less than, just simply because I am a woman.

- S.F., Michigan

When we unite we are powerful. Enough is enough.I’ll be striking from all that I do on a daily basis that contributes to society.

- T.Y., Mississippi

I want every man in my life--from Trump to my partner--to know that I'm sick of cleaning up their messes, my body belongs to me, and I won't be quiet anymore. I’ll be striking from work, sex, laundry, care taking, shaving, and favors.

- J.M., Florida

I'm no longer going to accept one sexist remark, insinuation, action or verbalized thoughts without calling the person on it.

- S.H., New Mexico

I live in a youth shelter and I get sexually harassed and assaulted on a pretty regular basis, so I guess for my strike I am going to give up being nice and start being a bitch and not f#$%ing take it anymore.

Tired of doing more work for less pay and constantly dealing with a different set of standards than men do. I’ll be striking from ALL OF IT!!

- D.M., Louisiana

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