We at the POWER House are happy to be a sponsor of the Montgomery Women’s March on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in downtown Montgomery from 2PM to 5PM! Our friends at Montgomery Pride United will be joining us for this rally to unite Alabama women.
On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, we will meet at the Court Square Fountain at Dexter Avenue starting at 2PM. We will then march up historic Dexter Avenue at 3PM to the Alabama State Capitol for a rally featuring our special guest MC Ambrosia Starling. Local and statewide organizations that are allied with our cause will have tables at the Capitol, and we have a fantastic lineup of speakers to get you motivated for the year in politics ahead.
For those that are unable to physically march, vehicles will be available for you to ride to to the state capitol in. ADA compliant Port-A-Potties will be available at the capitol for those needing it.
WHERE TO PARK
There are limited spots available for parking on Dexter Avenue. Get there early if you want to park there. Numerous side streets also have parking spots, and meters are FREE all over the city of Montgomery on the weekends. The City of Montgomery also has numerous public parking areas which can be found HERE.
Volunteers for the Women’s March can be easily found by looking for the folks in bright orange “clinic escort” vests as shown in the photo below. POWER House volunteers are volunteer clinic escorts at the only abortion clinic in the city, and we’ll be proudly wearing our vests during the event for ease of visibility. Have a question? Need non-emergency assistance of any kind? Just ask! We’re there to help you in any way we can.
In addition, the Montgomery Police Department will be providing security during our event. For immediate emergency help/medical assistance, please find an officer and alert one of our volunteers in the orange vests.
WHAT ABOUT PROTESTERS?
We at the POWER House are committed to non violence and non engagement with protesters. DO NOT ENGAGE PROTESTERS WHO MAY SHOW UP. They do not deserve your attention or energy. If a protester approaches you and refuses to leave you alone, WALK AWAY and find one of our volunteers or an MPD officer.
WHAT CAN I BRING? WHAT SHOULDN’T I BRING?
We HIGHLY encourage signs, flags, and your expressions of free speech, but PLEASE KEEP IT DECENT! No curse words on signs or outright vulgarity, please. This is a family friendly event, so please be respectful of your fellow citizens. We will have limited amounts of free bottled water at the Capitol at the POWER House tent. NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS AND NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED. It will be cold so DRESS WARM! Bring folding/camp chairs or small coolers if you wish, but remember you will have to carry your belongings from the fountain to the Capitol unless you wish not to march.
IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND?
This is a free event, but we will happily accept donations to offset the costs of putting on the march. We have spent $575 to provide a safe & secure march for everyone and are a VERY small non profit organization with a VERY limited budget. If you would like to help us offset these costs, you can donate to the POWER House by clicking HERE or via PayPal at: [email protected] (Total Breakdown of Costs: $400 for City of Montgomery Police Department, $150 for Port-A-Potty, and $25 for a City of Montgomery Special Event Permit.) All of our staff and volunteers are unpaid.
Bring your family and some friends and we’ll see you at the march! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or text Mia @ 334-549-8606, or contact via email at: [email protected]