FAQs - General

Why are Hoosier women marching on DC?

We march to stand united for the  protection of the rights, safety, health, and equity of ALL HUMANS. We  will give voice to communities that have been marginalized and we will  stand together to ensure the rights of all humans regardless of their  race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender  expression, economic status, age or disability. 

Are only women allowed to attend?

The Women’s March on Washington is for any person,  regardless of gender or gender identity. All are welcome, men and  women, to join this peaceful rally for human rights. 

What do you expect to happen as a result of this march?

The march will bring together diverse groups and individuals from around the country in a show of solidarity for human rights. We will build upon these relationships and the power of this group, too large to ignore, to call on all defenders of human rights to join us in creating change from the grassroots level up. When we return from the national march we'll continue to get together to work on local issues that will move us forward in protecting human rights in our state and country.  

Is this march inclusive for women of color? 

While founded by white women, both the national  and Indiana chapter are evolving and growing in diversity. The teams of  organizers and volunteers working for the march, by extension, are now  more fully reflective of the diversity of our nation and this trend will  continue as we build steam. In Indiana, we are in the process of  contacting local churches, non-profits and organizations who do work in  diverse communities, and we welcome everyone who is aligned with our  mission. 

I can’t attend in person, but I want to support the effort. How can I help? 

For those who cannot travel to Washington, D.C., but who wish to organize or participate in a march in their home area, Sister Marches are being planned in join the Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Paoli, South Bend, Terre Haute/St. Mary of the Woods, or Valparaiso Marches. Learn more

You can also donate to support Hoosier marchers who otherwise might not be able to travel to DC. We've partnered with Angel's Wings Inc. so that your donation is tax-deductible. Learn more

Why are you waiting until January when the need is immediate?

 In the spirit of democracy and honoring the  champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us,  we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to  ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our  new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that  we stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized  among us is defending all of us. 

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Are we working with groups like Planned Parenthood and NAACP?

The  national organizers are doing an amazing job of connecting with as many  groups as possible. Learn more on their website.

The Indiana Chapter is also reaching out to local IN groups as well. If you have contacts with any groups you think we  should work with and/or would like to volunteer with the Indiana Chapter, Complete the volunteer form. 

Can we change the date?

Unfortunately, no. We have already submitted a permit for the march and many have already made travel arrangements. 

Is this an anti-Trump march?

This  march is not a protest against Trump or the legitimacy of the election,  but it is to shed light on women's issues and human rights. 

FAqs - Washington March

Will it be safe? Can I bring my kids?

The national WMW has a team of experienced and professional national organizers working to ensure that every safety protocol is followed. The national chapter will release specific details on how to stay safe during your time in Washington as we draw closer to the date. The decision to bring your children is a personal one.  

Can I meet up with people from my state when I get there?

The Indiana Admin group is working on meet-up logistics. Stay Tuned.

What are we allowed to bring into the March?

Guideline to follow: anything you would not be allowed to bring into an airport or stadium should be left at home. It  can be assumed anything which can be weaponized should be left at home.  Signs should not be on metal poles. Alternatives for sign holders:  reinforced pool noodles (if can be found), foam swords (Target/Five  Below/Walmart), Styrofoam (craft stores). 

See "Preparing for the March."
See also National March FAQs

What should we wear?

It will be January, so you can assume it will be  cold. Wear warm clothing, but not too many layers to prevent feeling  weighed down while walking or possibly overheating from the commotion.  Wear comfortable shoes! We will be walking and standing outside for a  long period of time. Also be aware that  the more you carry, the more the chance of having your bags searched by  local authorities. The above are suggestions, but you should exercise  your best judgement for your comfort level. For more, see "Preparing for the March." 

What about cell phone service interruption from so much use in one area?

This is a known issue and risk of a large march. The logistics team has been made aware of the concern; however, there  is no plan, at this time, to provide any additional trucks for signals. 

Will there be security?

Yes!  There will be plenty of DC police in  addition to security the National team is hiring to ensure the marchers  are safe.  The security the National team is hiring will not be armed -  they will be observing for any potential missteps.  Please be aware of your  surroundings and remember that this is a non-violent rally + march.  Anticipate that there will be opposition to our gathering, but do not  engage with protesters. Stay calm, walk away and stay with the group. 

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Do we have a permit for the Washington DC march & rally?

A task force of agencies have approved the location of the Women's March on Washington, at Independence Ave and Third St SW, Washington, D.C., beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

We will continue to work closely  with all of the relevant police entities, over the coming weeks, to  ensure a safe march to accommodate the  number of people we anticipate convening. For security reasons, we will  not release any further details about the march route until a later  date. 

Will the WMW be accessbile for people with disabilities?

The WMW is committed to ensuring  that the national convening is accessible to people with disabilities.  There will be an area with seating to accommodate people with  disabilities, elderly people and pregnant women. We are working  with volunteers to ensure there are qualified ASL interpreters. We are also planning  access points for those that require a wheelchair, guiding the blind,  and mental health crisis care. 

Are buses available to DC?

We are trying help coordinate efforts and are tracking open buses here

How can I ensure a safe and comfortable march?

I can't afford travel to DC, can I get financial support?

The Indiana Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington was able to offer 28 travel scholarships for Hoosiers to attend the march in Washington DC. Across the state 50+ marchers were sponsored by generous individuals and organizations. Thank you. 

More Questions?

Be sure to check out the National March FAQs

Email us at Indiana@WomensMarch.com

FAQs- Indiana Sister Marches

When & where are the Indiana Sister Marches?

The following Sister Marches are scheduled in Indiana

  • Jan 20 3 - 6pm | Evansville
  • Jan 21 | 9am - 12pm | Paoli
  • Jan 21 | 10am | Terre Haute/St. Mary of the Woods
  • Jan 21 | 11 - 1:30 | Indianapolis
  • Jan 21 | 2 - 3pm | Lafayette  
  • Jan 21 | Ft. Wayne | 3pm
  • Jan 21 | South Bend

Learn more

More questions?

Submit your question to Indiana@WomensMarch.com

Support Hoosier Women

Your contributions will ensure that Hoosier voices are heard at the Women's March on Washington. All donations will support travel or related causes. 

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Indiana Committee

We are a group of diverse volunteers from across the state. We are organizing travel and group logistics for the Washington March as well as logistics for Sister Marches across Indiana.Join our Facebook group for more information or to contact the admins directly.  

The Women’s March on Washington - Indiana is guided by basic principles of human rights with a value on human dignity.

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