The day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the Women’s March drew hundreds of thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C., as well as to sister marches around the globe. Now, the Women’s March organization has another protest happening Wednesday — “A Day Without A Woman.” Women will stay home from work to protest and show how important women are. However, if you can’t take the day off work, then there are other things you can do.
Ng wrote this about it in Teen Vogue:
“I began using the #smallacts hashtag on Twitter shortly after the 2016 election as a way to resist. To resist the intolerance growing in our nation, to resist an upcoming administration that I believe threatens to pull us backward and strip rights from those already marginalized.”
She suggested a multitude of things you can do including writing to your local or federal government representatives, giving time or money to a charity you love, and start working to reduce your carbon footprint.
Here are just some things that Twitter users are doing and suggesting:
This person is helping someone in need.
Sat w/ DACA student trying to find a lawyer after his dad was detained. 18 years a resident No path to citizenship Heartbreaking #smallacts
— Dr. OnThePlanet (@joyochs) February 28, 2017
This parent showed her kids the importance of participating in your government.
Took the littles to visit our PAstate rep today to discuss issues important to us & to teach that this kind of dialogue is normal #smallacts
— Kate (@katelgam) March 7, 2017
This person wrote to their Congressmen.
#smallacts Wrote post cards to about 10 Republican Senators about the need for universal basic affordable health care.
— Becky Farnum (@Civility_2018) March 7, 2017
Ng suggested calling your local school superintendent and ask them to support the rights of transgender students.
— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) February 25, 2017
Sign a petition for a cause you are passionate about.
— Susan S**H**I* (@Thesueshi) February 22, 2017
Buy something for a charity in need.
Was feeling down today so I found the wishlist of an organization that supports local refugee families and bought them diapers. #smallacts
— Laura Koenig (@2nickels) February 17, 2017
— Julia 👻 (@chidorme) February 20, 2017
Featured image via Twitter.