Here's How Tech Companies Are Responding To The Women's Strike

Mar 10, 2017, 00:43
Here's How Tech Companies Are Responding To The Women's Strike

She said that she believes women's rights are under attack and organizers of the rally in Downtown said this is the primary reason why they are protesting.

Like the Women's March, the event was supposed to bring awareness about gender inequality issues and support women who are marginalized or facing systematic inequalities.

This day has also been deemed A Day Without Women.

"For my congresswoman and senators, because they are fighting for women and women's rights, I'm going to thank them for the work", said Block, 26.

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), the chairwoman of the Democratic Women's Working Group, said in a statement that female lawmakers will leave shortly after they deliver speeches on the House floor in support of A Day Without A Woman.

With so many female staff members refusing to work, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina and Alexandria Public Schools in Northern Virginia have told around 25,000 pupils not to attend.

"We understand that when schools close there is an impact on families, who may have to find unanticipated childcare", the school district noted.

Crawley said the decision to cancel classes Wednesday was "based exclusively on our ability to provide sufficient staff to cover all our classrooms", and does not signal political support for the protest.

So what's the best way to celebrate International Women's Day?

The ACPS isn't the only school system closing on Wednesday. He tweeted that he has "tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy".

There are many organizations with women's rights in mind that need support.

According to the Centers for American Progress, if all paid women were to take Wednesday off, it could cost the USA nearly $21 billion in Gross Domestic Product.

But not everyone can afford to take a day off. As we walk out today, we will continue to demand that Republicans abandon their crusade against women's health care, reproductive freedoms and economic security.

Women are encouraged to take the day off, avoid shopping (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses), and wear red in solidarity, per the Women's March website.

"We do all of this and get paid less than men, get sexually harassed, get inadequate family leave", spokeswoman Cassady Findlay said to the Associated Press.