The group behind the Women’s March in Washington on Thursday shared details of their planned "General Strike: A day without a woman," scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th, International Women's Day.
On social media and on its website, the group offered several ways for supporters to participate in the strike, including by wearing red, not spending money except at businesses owned by women or minorities, and by taking the day off from paid or unpaid work.
"In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system--while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity," the webpage for the strike reads.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across the world on Jan. 21 to march in protest of President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE on his first full day in office.
The plans, hatched just after Trump's Election Day victory, began with a march on Washington and quickly ballooned into a massive protest that sparked sister demonstrations around the world.
The Women's March group is now organizing in local communities to keep people involved in politics.