WOMEN’S UNITY RALLY & POLICY PLATFORM
We are the OFFICIAL NYC chapter of Women's March (Women’s March NYC or WMNYC) — part of the national & global movement. WMNYC is engaged in direct action year round with rooted partnerships to local organizations that align with our unity principles and pride ourselves on centering the voices of black and brown women in all of our work.
WMNYC held the third annual Women’s March in New York City as a Women’s Unity Rally with Co-Chair New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) on Saturday January 19th at Foley Square! The Women’s Unity Rally was truly amazing and presented speakers from grassroots to labor to celebrities and artists to elected officials. At the Rally WMNYC was blessed to have DJ Taela Naomi, Agunda Okeyo (WMNYC), Saima Anjam (NYIC), Girl Be Heard (Kim Sykes with two youth performers , Girls for Gender Equity (Joanne Smith), UNITEHERE Local 100 (Margarita Vazuez), JVP-NYC (Ros Petchesky & Esther Farmer), Christine Lahti, NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Resistance Revival Chorus, SEIU 32BJ (Michel Oviedo), NYC Stripper Strike (Gizelle Marie), Extinction Rebellion NYC (Christina See & Chelsea MacMillan), NYSNA (Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez), Alliance for Quality Education (Zakiyah Ansari), Staceyann Chin, MAKU Soundsystem, Gloria Steinem, The Women’s Building (Yasmeen Hassan & Pamela Shifman), National Domestic Workers Alliance (Daniela Contreras), JFREJ (Autumn Leonard), AAANY (Reem Ramadan ), SEIU 1199 (Estela Vasquez), & Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Below is a list of partners who helped mobilize the Women’s Unity Rally and also develop our awesome progressive policy platform for NY State. We will continue to update this page policy platform updates and exciting insight into our evolving coalition of progressive orgs and leaders who stand up for Black Women, Immigrant Women and Women of Color among all oppressed groups during this challenging time in American politics and history. Onward!
LOCAL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS (List in formation):
African Services Committee
African Communities Together
Alliance for Quality Education (AQE)
Anti Violence Project (AVP)
Arab American Association of New York
Arab-American Family Support Center
Bangladeshi Feminist Collective
The Brotherhood-Sister Sol
Churches United To Save And Heal (CUSH)
Democratic Socialists of American (DSA)
El Centro del Inmigrante
Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.
Girls For Gender Equity (GGE)
Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP)
The Justice League
Lower East Side Girls’ Club
LSA Family Health Service, Inc.
National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981
New Sanctuary Coalition
New York State Nurses Association
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
NYS Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform
South Asian Fund For Education,Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
UNITE HERE Local 100
Violence Intervention Program, Inc.