MARCHER'S TOOLKIT FOR TODAY 1/20/18

Houston Women’s March TOOLKIT

Good morning! We're looking forward to a great March today in Houston to kick off a year of civic engagement leading to the 2018 elections.

By popular request, we have port-o-potties, a bigger sound system, peace officers, event marshals, and a first aid station. If you can, please contribute here to offset the March expenses. We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization. Thank you!

Following is our Marcher's Toolkit including chants, t-shirts, parking, and safety information for today. Some top items -- other than marching in solidarity! -- are dress comfortably for the weather, remember to follow parking regulations including paid/metered parking, and bring a filled water bottle.  

Women’s March Tool Kit

WHAT: Houston Women’s March 2018

RISE UP • UNITE • VOTE

WHERE/WHEN:  Saturday, January 20, 2018

9:30 am Meet at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park,

105 Sabine Street, HTX 77007

Feel free to meet us at City Hall if you are not able to march from The Water Works to City Hall.

10:00 am March to City Hall for Rally, 901 Bagby Street, HTX 77002

March will be approximately 1/2 mile

HPD & March Marshalls will lead our march to City Hall.

<City Hall> Singing of National Anthem: Kam Franklin from The Suffers

Music by DJ Gracie

Guest speakers

*We will have American Sign Language Interpreters.

CHANTS:

Rise Up! Unite! Vote!

Unity. Equality. Justice for All.

Love! Not hate! Makes America great!

Yes we can

Si Se Puede  

We are the dreamers, the mighty mighty dreamers.

Black Lives Matter.

Trans Rights are Human Rights.

Muslim Rights are Human Rights.

The people! United! Will never be defeated!

Say it loud! Say it clear!” / “Refugees are welcome here!”

Say it loud! Say it clear!” / “Immigrants are welcome here!”

My body, my choice!” / “Her body, her choice!”

Show me what democracy looks like!” / “This is what democracy looks like!”

Fired Up! / Ready to go!

Build bridges / not walls

Hey hey! Ho Ho! Gender violence has got to go.

We choose LOVE

I’m with HER

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE:

  • Order your official Houston Women’s March T-Shirts & Totes https://www.houstonwomensmarch.org/

  • T-Shirts & Totes will be available on January 20 for sale at the Houston Women’s March, or

  • at the HWM After Party at Axelrad Beer Garden

PARKING: *Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

When parking along city streets, pay close attention to signage and meters. Please be neighborly!

We have a parking resource map on the HWM Website: https://www.houstonwomensmarch.org

City of Houston Lot H (corner of Memorial and Houston Avenue)

+400 spaces available for public parking on weekends (metered)

Parking on Allen Parkway Parking is available 9 am – 7 pm.

There are 140 parking spots between Sabine and Taft streets. $1/hour – 3-hour Max

Parking City Hall area:

*Parking garages & lots are privately managed and set their own fees.

http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Neighborhood/docs_pdfs/cityannex_parkingmap.pdf

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: https://ridemetro.org/Pages/index.aspx

APPS: UBER & LYFT

AFTER MARCH PARTY: at Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St., HTX 77004

Music, marchers & extraordinary female artisans.

Register to Vote.

HWM T-shirts & Totes for sale.

FIRST AID: Set up at City Hall

LOST & FOUND: For belongings go to Houston Women’s March voter registration table. For lost parents contact nearest HPD officer.

VOTER REGISTRATION: Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar’s will be at the march.


TIPS FOR MARCHERS:

Be respectful.

Allow sufficient time to travel & park. Plan to arrive to The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park by 9:30 am.

Dress comfortably & appropriately for the weather.

Wear appropriate clothing and the most comfortable shoes you own for both standing and walking.  Pack a poncho/raincoat just in case, or bring a big empty trash bag. https://weather.com/

Eat before you arrive. Bring water, snacks/lunch, sunscreen. Stay hydrated!

Signs & Posters. Poles/sticks are NOT allowed.

In case of rain, cover your signs in clear plastic (a dry-cleaning bag with clear packing tape will work).

Set up a meeting place---just in case you cannot get through to friends/family on your mobile phone.

Obey police directions, even if you think you are right. (But you are not required to answer police questions) ACLU observers will be present.

Not all marchers will want to be photographed/filmed.  If someone asks that you stop, it is best to comply immediately. Legally you can take photos in public places, but antagonizing a fellow marcher is not worth the hassle.

Anywhere there are crowds, be aware of your surroundings and if something doesn’t look right, move away and call 911.

Leave no trace. Throw away/Take away your trash. Thank you!

Share your Houston Women’s March 2018 memories!

#HWM2018 #HoustonWomensMarch

#WomensMarch2018 #HouNews

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