The mission of Women’s March San Diego is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
Women’s March San Diego is a women-led movement providing intersectional education and activism on a diverse range of issues.
We create entry points for grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities to dismantle systems of oppression.
Our liberation is bound in each other’s. The Women’s March includes leaders of organizations and communities that have been building the foundation for social progress for generations. We welcome vibrant collaboration and honor the legacy of the movements before us – the suffragists and abolitionists, the Civil Rights Movement, the feminist movement, the American Indian Movement, Occupy Wall Street, Marriage Equality, Black Lives Matter, and more, by employing a decentralized, leader-full structure and focusing on an ambitious, fundamental and comprehensive agenda.
We are empowered by the legions of revolutionary leaders who paved the way for us to march, and acknowledge those around the globe who fight for our freedoms. We honor these women and so many more. They are #WHYWEMARCH.
Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.
We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.
We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.
We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity. All women should be paid equitably, with access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, paid family leave, and healthy work environments. All workers – including domestic and farm workers, undocumented and migrant workers - must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage.
We believe Civil Rights are our birthright, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech, and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability. We believe it is time for an all-inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
We believe that all women’s issues are issues faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. As mothers, sisters, daughters, and contributing members of this great nation, we seek to break barriers to access, inclusion, independence, and the full enjoyment of citizenship at home and around the world. We strive to be fully included in and contribute to all aspects of American life, economy, and culture.
Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.
We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed - especially at the risk of public safety and health.
These Unity Principles were prepared by a broad and diverse group of leaders. Women’s March San Diego is grateful to all contributors, listed and unlisted, for their dedication in shaping this agenda.
Bob Alotta, Executive Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Monifa Bandele, Vice President, MomsRising
Zahra Billoo, Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area
Gaylynn Burroughs, Director of Policy & Research, Feminist Majority Foundation
Melanie L. Campbell, Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, President & CEO, NCBCP
Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Interim Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Alida Garcia, Immigrant Rights & Diversity Advocate
Alicia Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Indigenous Women Rise Collective
Carol Jenkins, Board of Directors, ERA Coalition
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, President, Incite Unlimited, LLC
Carol Joyner, Director, Labor Project for Working Families, Family Values @ Work
Janet Mock, Activist and author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty
Jessica Neuwirth, President, ERA Coalition
Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women (NOW)
Carmen Perez, Executive Director, The Gathering for Justice
Jody Rabhan, Director of Washington Operations, National Coucnil of Jewish Women
Kelley Robinson, Deputy National Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising
Linda Sarsour, Founder, MPower Change
Heidi L. Sieck, Co-Founder/CEO, #VOTEPROCHOICE
Emily Tisch Sussman, Campaign Director, Center for American Progress
Jennifer Tucker, Senior Policy Advisor, Black Women’s Roundtable
Winnie Wong, Activist, Organizer and Co-Founder, People for Bernie