Women’s March on Washington

Like me, if you’ve been in DC the past few days, especially anywhere near downtown, you’ve noticed a certain palpable buzzing in the air. This nightmare is finally feeling real. We all obviously knew that this day would finally come, but in a way I think a lot of people like myself (likely as a coping merchanism) pretended it was further away than it truly was.

D-Day is upon us, and this Friday Ivanka’s dad will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It’s a tough pill to swallow, and if you’re like me, it’d be wise to bookmark this list of all the bars in DC that will have extended hours this week (to those bars pledging to stay open 24 hours, my soul thanks you in advance).

I hope to see you on Saturday, fired up and ready to go.

1. Register to attend: If you’re planning on attending the march in any capacity, please help them get a headcount! This is super easy, and extremely important for organizing logistics and helping marchers keep comfortable and safe. Also while you’re at it, consider making a donation.

2. Make a packing list: thankfully, the weather is expected to be relatively mild this weekend, but there are still a few things you should pack. Think: water bottles, your most comfortable pair of Wendy Davis walking shoes, lots of snacks, wipes for the dreaded porta potties (PS: this made me laugh).

3.  Create your bomb-ass sign: having trouble coming up with a sign that’s Insta-worthy? Dome is here to help you out. They created a few incredible free protest signs, like the one pictured above. My biggest challenge this week is picking which one because I’m in love with them all.

4. Spread the word: have you let you social networks know why you’re marching yet? Who or what are you marching for? Someone who fought before you? Someone who couldn’t stand up to march? Whatever the reason, get it out of your head and into the universe. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WhyIMarch.

5. Watch this 6-minute video outlining the history of Planned Parenthood because it’s really important.

6. Start. Getting. Angry. we’ve got some work to do.

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