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File #: 210187    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/11/2021
Title: Recognizing the Women's March on Philadelphia during Women's History Month 2021 and the organizers who hosted 4 consecutive marches from 2017-2020.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21018700, 2. Signature21018700
Title
Recognizing the Women's March on Philadelphia during Women's History Month 2021 and the organizers who hosted 4 consecutive marches from 2017-2020.

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WHEREAS, On January 21, 2017, The Women's March began as the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. Over the next three years, it blossomed into a network 1.2 million strong of women, femmes, and allies across the nation working together to create a new future for this country, one where all free, equal, and safe; and

WHEREAS, The mission of The Women's March was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. As a women-led movement, it provided intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and created entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events; and

WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recognized the efforts of the Women's March by enacting House Resolution No. 862 during the May 2018 session sponsored by State Representatives Donna Bullock, Joanna McClinton, and Brian Kendall Sims; and

WHEREAS, Governor Wolf deemed January 21st as Women's March Day in 2019 both recognizing the original Women's March of Philadelphia and its organizers; and

WHEREAS, The tireless work and effort of the Philly Women's March board members brought the International protest to our home City of Philadelphia. Those board members include Nikki Bagby, Beth Finn, Amy Martin, Deja Alvarez, Laura Arblaster Zangrilli, Allie Artur, Salima Suswell, Serita Lewis, Bridget Gill, and Vicki Landers; and

WHEREAS, Nikki Bagby is the President/Founder of A Humbled Heart, Incorporated, a consultant firm specializing in community health strategy, public relations, and talent casting. She departed her corporate role as regional marketing manager after more than 12 years, serving the largest health insurance company as a leader in the public healthcare field....

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