- Saturday, April 15, 10am- 6pm – Tax Day March. Currently listed as a Facebook event much like the Women’s March, it is scheduled for “official” tax deadline day for all Americans as a continued protest against Trump’s refusal to release tax returns. In deference to the weekend date, tax day is actually April 18, 2017.
- Saturday, April 22, 8 am-5pm – Secular Awareness March For Science. The march coincides with Earth Day, and is coordinated by humanist, athiest and other organizations seeking to increase focus on science-based public policy.
- Saturday, April 29, 8am-5pm – People’s Climate Movement March. There is no info on buses yet, but the 8am march includes a 10am teach-in. Earth Day 2017 occurs the Saturday before on April 22 with the theme Environmental and Climate Literacy. The march, one week later, has broad support from the earth day network , the center for biological diversity, and the Climate Justice Alliance among others. There is at least one bus from Rockland County, NY scheduled through Rallybus.net and the event is also listed on EventBrite.
- Sunday, May 14, 1-4pm – March for Moms. Dedicated to health issues affecting mothers and babies, this march is scheduled for Mother’s Day, and getting a ticket for the bus to Washington might be the Mother’s Day gift you really want. Ask for it in advance to join the growing number of mothers, daughters and families celebrating Mom’s day with civic activism.
Each of the above marches is currently scheduled for Washington, D.C., with no information seemingly available for related marches in major cities across the country. For more information, always check out EventBrite, and RallyBus.net.
It would be symbolic and encouraging to see Green and Pink or Green and Brown striped hats for Earth Day, but it’s early yet. The Women’s Pink Hat movement seemed to gain momentum in just a few weeks before the January march. If you hear of any similar efforts, please be sure to let us know at LittleHingesUSA@gmail.com.
Wondering whether a march is worth your time? Check out our previous post on To Protest or Not. Remember marches and protests are not synonymous, and a march can be in support of an issue as much as against a proposed policy. In short, they are most effective when large in size and remind representatives and senators that constituents care about certain issues, provide frequently much needed media exposure, and help like-minded people find each other for continued, ongoing action post-march day.