#EveryMarcherHasAStory

A month ago today we took to the streets in numbers that the world has never seen. Each person came out to the Women’s March for a different reason and now we hope you be willing to share your story using the #EveryMarcherHasAStory.

We hope that you will let the world know what the March means to you, why you Marched, what you got out of the March and/or what you want to see for the future of the movement.

To share your March story you can post a video, write a post with your favorite picture from the March, and if writing is not your thing share a photomontage. Whatever medium you are comfortable in using we hope you will post your story to social media and use the #EveryMarcherHasAStory.

Your stories have power!

To also mark the one-month anniversary of the Women’s March we have two shirts available:

Shirt #1 Our founder, Teresa Shook, was honored by the Maui County Council on Friday, February 17, 2017 at their Council Meeting. To mark the occasion we launched a limited edition t-shirt that was designed by Teresa with the help of graphic artist Jenn Chase. This shirt commemorates the fact that the Women’s March was founded by Teresa in Hana!

Click here to get the Birthplace of a Movement shirt: www.bonfire.com/womensmarchhana/ and to support the Women’s March – Hawai‘i.

Shirt #2 – This shirt was designed for our ‘ohana members that traveled to Washington, DC to represent Hawai‘i.

Click here for the ‘Ohana shirt: www.bonfire.com/womensmarchhawaii/ and to support the Women’s March – Hawai‘i.

The sale for both of these shirts ends at 7:00 PM (HST) on March 8, 2017 – International Women’s Day

On that note – mark your calendar as Women’s March will be co-costing events across the state to honor of International Women’s Day.

Here are the Facebook events:
Kaua‘i: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749798465337621/
O‘ahu: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229380380442503/
Molokai: https://www.facebook.com/events/1366248076758951/
Maui: https://www.facebook.com/events/763304147153878/
Hana: https://www.facebook.com/events/173318529829558/
Hawai‘i County events are in the works…

March On! Monday:
Here are two actions to consider taking this week.

MOM #1. Store these numbers in your phone. Here is a list of moderate Republicans who appear to be willing to resist. It depends on the issue but this is a start. When you call, share what you’d like them to do and reinforce that their votes affect everyone across the country (to justify your call from Hawai’i). Highlight how much you appreciate them putting people/planet over politics.

Senator John McCain (AZ) 202-224-2235
Sen Jeff Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521
Sen Lindsey Graham (SC) 202-224-5972
Sen Ben Sasse (NE) 202-224-4224
Sen Dean Heller (NV) 202-224-6244
Sen Cory Gardner (CO) 202-224- 5941
Sen Susan Collins (ME) 202-224-2523
Sen Lisa Murkowski (AK) 202-224-6665
Rep Charlie Dent (PA) 202-225-6411
Rep Mark Sanford (SC) 202-225-3176

If there are others you’d like to add to the list, please let us know.

MOM #2. Sign the petition demanding that DT release his tax returns. We have a hunch they will be incriminating. If you can call the republicans above to encourage them to publicly push for release as well. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-release-donald-trumps-full-tax-returns-all-information-needed-verify-emoluments-clause-compliance

We also have these activities from our supporting organizations:

LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

Help ban conversion therapy in the Aloha State by signing their petition calling on the Hawaii State Legislature to pass the bill to ban conversion therapy.
Testimony in support:

SB 502, SD1
(SSCR387)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor.  Effective 07/01/2050.  (SD1)

Planned Parenthood

Actions:

More time? Do this:

  • Write a Letter to the Editor
    We are looking for volunteers who are interested in writing a letter to the editor! If you are interested, please email our Regional Field Organizer!

Testimony in support:

SB 501, SD1
(SSCR315)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services.  Establishes privacy and disclosure requirements for individual records and information.  Authorizes civil penalties and civil actions for enforcement and remedy.  (SD1)
SB 403, SD1
(SSCR298)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Ensures certain benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act are preserved under Hawaii law, including:  preserving the individual health insurance mandate for taxpayers; preserving the premium tax credit for individuals and families with low or moderate income; requiring all health insurance entities, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, HRS, to include ten essential health care benefits, plus additional contraception and breastfeeding coverage benefits; extending dependent coverage for adult children until the children turn twenty-six years of age; prohibiting health insurance entities from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion; prohibiting health insurance entities from using an individual’s gender to determine premiums or contributions; and prohibiting health insurance entitles from discriminating with respect to participation against a health care provider acting within the scope of that provider’s license or certification.  Effective 7/1/2050.  Individual mandate requirement repeals 6/30/2021.  (SD1)
SB 503, SD1
(SSCR163)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
Requires health insurance coverage for case management services by licensed mental health providers for victims of sexual violence.

Want your organization’s event listed?
Just let us know and we will include it in our next eblast!

Help us spread the word of the global Women’s March movement by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Mahalo & MARCH ON!

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