Planning on attending the Women's March South Carolina: Rally for Electoral Justice? Here's what you need to know:
Women’s March South Carolina
Rally for Electoral Justice
A Women’s March One Year Anniversary Event
January 20, 2018 - From 12PM to 4PM
At Brittlebank Park
Statement of Purpose
The official South Carolina chapter of Women’s March will be commemorating the one year anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Washington by hosting the Charleston Rally for Electoral Justice.
In calling for Electoral Justice, we are advocating for stronger voter protections via equitable and just voting rights. We are calling for the removal of structural and financial barriers that impede women, women of color and all members of marginalized communities from running for office. We are calling for an end to voter suppression. We are demanding that our governing bodies be more reflective of the people they serve. It is our goal to truly democratize the electoral process and to achieve justice for all of us.
In keeping with its theme, this event is designed to energize and mobilize attendees in preparation for statewide elections taking place in 2018. The event also will center its messaging in the experiences of citizens from marginalized communities and will stress the importance of their voices being heard and their needs being met.
Where is the Rally?
Brittlebank Park, 176 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston
Are We Marching?
No march this year. Just the rally.
What groups are involved?
Women’s March South Carolina and the Charleston Activist Network are the lead organizers.
Who Are the Speakers? Here are just a few...
Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (keynote)
Rep. Wendy Brawley
Shayla Flores, former Mayoral Candidate of Chapin, SC
The Indigenous Women’s Alliance of South Carolina
Vanessa Moody-Laird, Chairwoman with Indivisible Charleston
Vanity Deterville, LGBTQI Advocate and Playwright
Lee Anne Leland, LGBTQI Rights Advocate & Co-Facilitator of the Charleston Area Transgender Group
Aisha Stephanie Miller, Knowledge Erases Hate
Regina “Gina Mocha” Duggins, Poet, Author & LGBTQI
And many more!
What Time does the Rally Start and End?
From 12 PM to 4PM
We Need Your Help!
We're asking our friends and supporters to consider donating to help cover the costs of coordinating the rally. Please, click here to give via PayPal. Remember to write Women's March Rally in the memo section. Special Thanks to Indivisible Charleston for assisting with this effort!
Will There Be Food?
Yes. Food Trucks and Vendor will be there.
Where Can We Follow WMSC on Social Media?
@scwomensmarch on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. @CharlestonActivistNetwork on Facebook and Instagram and @ChsActNet on Twitter.
#PowerToThePolls or #PTTP (National Women’s March) #WomensMarchCHS and #ElectoralJustice (Charleston)
Parking at Brittlebank Park is extremely limited and many available spots will be reserved for those with varying physical limitations. We recommend using public parking garages and/or Lyft ride sharing service.