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Lily Valley

Washington, DC Meetup January 21

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Any of my Sisterhood Without Standards attending the million woman march on Washington?  You can bet I'm going to be there.

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I am! It's practically outside my front door. (I may be exaggerating slightly). But yeah, I'm in. 

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I'm seriously considering this -- have to check the publishing schedule. So yeah, pencil me in.

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There's been some dissent in the MD organizing group and one of the organizers resigned today. I feel they had some valid reasons. If you are planning on attending make sure you link up with  your state group and keep aware of the organization as it happens. 

https://m.facebook.com/events/341097069582883?view=permalink&id=344002255959031

 

https://m.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991?view=permalink&id=2173596749532613

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Ok, we have secured a room in Gaithersburg.  I don't mind shoe-horning as many of y'all as I can in there. 

Thanks Kair, found our local chapter.  I'm looking into the bus Dave, I know there are others travelling from NOLA.  The hotel was the biggest hurdle.  They were literally selling out as we booked.

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13 hours ago, Lily Valley said:

Ok, we have secured a room in Gaithersburg.  I don't mind shoe-horning as many of y'all as I can in there. 

Thanks Kair, found our local chapter.  I'm looking into the bus Dave, I know there are others travelling from NOLA.  The hotel was the biggest hurdle.  They were literally selling out as we booked.

I have room for a few people to stay at my place.  I'm about an hour and a half away, but there is a bus from up here too.

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9 hours ago, Lany Freelove Cassandra said:

I have room for a few people to stay at my place.  I'm about an hour and a half away, but there is a bus from up here too.

Lany you're the best.  I will get back to you!  Some of the gals are over on the fb thread.  Anyone else seeing this that wants to join is welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/923769001044723/ 

You'll be approved immediately.

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WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE PERMITTING PROCESS FOR THE MARCH?

A task force of agencies have approved the location of the Women's March on Washington, at Independence Ave and Third St SW, Washington, D.C., beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Securing and then announcing a location for the WMW means we've overcome the biggest hurdles in the permit process. We will continue to work closely with all of the relevant police entities, over the coming weeks, to ensure a safe march with all logistics in place to accommodate the number of people we anticipate convening. For security reasons, we will not release any further details about the march route until a later date.

https://www.womensmarch.com/faq/

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With that out of the way, some reading:

http://www.brittanytoliver.com/blog/2016/11/16/why-i-do-not-support-the-one-million-women-march-on-washington

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-march-on-washington-organizers_us_58407ee8e4b017f37fe388d1

https:[email protected][email protected]on-4e31344fb5c1#.apoz5dghe

 

I'm not sure what to feel about all this right now. But it's starting a few blocks from Chez Mercenary, so it's not like I have big travel decisions to make. I'm not sure how I feel about the registration section at the women's march page - to help confirm numbers? I doubt it'll ever reflect an accurate total.

 

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Stay safe ya'll and I hope it goes well. Personally, I'm getting the hell out of town that Thursday night and not coming back until Monday morning. Going out to a cabin with friends, ignoring the world, and pretending for at least a couple extra days that everything is still alright.

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Looks like we will be having nice weather on Saturday - mid-50's partly cloudy

I downloaded that app as well as the metro's app. If anyone wants to try and meet up, hit me up on facebook or text me.  PM me if you need my name/number.

They also adjusted the rules, so you can bring a clear backpack/bag. I got one from a company called Stadium Bags.

 

NEWS: The Metro has extended hours and added extra trains for Saturday. https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Womens-March-Service.cfm

 

Edited by Lany Freelove Cassandra

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