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Women’s march organizers to follow up with ‘Day Without A Woman’ strike

Protesters held signs during the women’s march in Boston last month, which was part of demonstrations around the world against President Trump. Organizers behind the Washington march have planned a “Day Without A Woman” strike on March 8.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff/file/Globe Staff

WASHINGTON — The organizers behind the Women’s March on Washington are calling for a general strike next month to show the country what a day without women would look like.

The strike is planned for March 8.

‘‘In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer a Day Without A Woman,’’ a statement from the organizers read. ‘‘We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppressions.’’

The terms of the strike and how it would work are unclear, but organizers said they would be sharing more information and actions over the coming weeks.


In the wake of the Women’s March on Jan. 21 — when millions of women (and men) rallied around the world on President Trump’s first full day in office — the organizers have been releasing actions online for people to take in the first 100 days of the new administration.

The actions so far include writing to senators, strategizing how to build off the energy of the Women’s March and planning grass roots protests and other events engaging with Congress next week, which includes Presidents’ Day.

The ‘‘Day Without a Woman’’ strike follows the ‘‘Day Without Immigrants’’ strike Thursday in D.C. and across the country.

That strike calls for immigrants not to go to work, spend money or even send their children to school. The strike comes in response to Trump’s comments against immigrants and pledges to build a wall along the Mexican border and to ‘‘extremely vet’’ those who enter the country. It aims to show the effect immigrants have in the country on a daily basis.