Dear Bellingham, Whatcom County, and our Friends to the South and North,
When we began planning in late November, we never imagined the magnitude of what the Womxn’s March on Bellingham would become. Creating this event and meeting the incredibly dedicated people in our community who helped us succeed was an honor.
We have expanded our network of friends and made connections with local organizations. As individuals, we are excited about growing relationships with these groups and continuing the very important work that lies ahead. We hope by attending the March you were inspired to do the same!
There is much work yet to do, and many organizations where you can continue to #marchforwardbellingham. (Search for this hashtag on Facebook and the internet to get more ideas!) If you are interested, we are also looking for a committee to carry the torch of the Womxn’s March on Bellingham organization.
If you’re able to help, please contact us and will send you additional information.
Thank you to the thousands of people in and around Bellingham, WA who, on January 21, came together to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and MAKE HISTORY.
MARCH FORWARD BELLINGHAM!
The question most asked since march is, “What’s next?” Here’s an answer.
This list below includes the local organizations that joined us at the Womxn’s March on Bellingham (marked with an *) and many other LOCAL/REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS where you can volunteer, donate, and/or get involved. They need your help! Contact the organizations listed below where you feel called to action and #marchforwardbellingham.
NOTE: Do you know of a local/regional organization we should add to the list or do you see something missing? Add your suggestion to the comments with website(s), FB pages/groups, and any other important info and we’ll update the list.
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
* Amnesty International
Meets the last Tuesday of every month at the downtown Food Co-op, at 6:30 pm Contact the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center for more information (360) 734-0217
Bellingham and Whatcom County for Bernie: Our Revolution
* Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
Black Lives Matter Bellingham
The Blue Group
WWU Blue Group: https://www.facebook.com/WWUBlueGroup/
* Brigid Collins
* CASCADIA International Women’s Film
* City of Bellingham – get involved in the government!
Coal Port Resistance Solidarity Network
Confronting Islamophobia in Whatcom County
Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Seattle Branch
* Grassroots ACTION Whatcom
* Green Party of Whatcom County
* Human Rights Task Force
League of Women Voters
Max Higbee Center
MEChA de WWU
* Mercy Housing Northwest Washington (Sterling Meadows)
NAMI of Whatcom County
Northwest Justice Project
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Northwest Youth Services
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
* OCCUPY Bellingham
* Opportunity Council/Volunteer Center
Our Revolution Bellingham
Our Revolution Whatcom County
* PantSuit Bellingham
Planned Parenthood – Bellingham
* Planned Parenthood – Mt. Baker
Racial Justice Coalition
* ReSources for Sustainable Communities
Sean Humphrey House
Students for Anti-Racist Action (WWU)
Students for the Salish Sea (WWU)
Unity Care NW
Veteran’s for Peace
WCC Intercultural Center
WWU Ethnic Student Center
The Whatcom Dream
Whatcom County Boards and Commissions – attend meetings or apply for a board or a commission
* Whatcom Democrats
Whatcom Family Community Network
Whatcom Homeless Service Center
Whatcom Literacy Council
* Whatcom Peace and Justice Center
* Young Democrats of Whatcom County