Here's How The Women's Strike Affected The Workday

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We're striking to bring attention to our work, and to bring attention to issues that affect women in the workplace, like equal pay, discrimination, paid family leave, and sexual harassment. The same organizers of the Women's March are now encouraging women to participate in an event they're calling A Day Without A Woman.

Several members of Rochester NOW - the National Organization for Women, gathered at Premier Pastry on South Avenue, which is co-owned by a woman. A larger strike for IWD, in which over 50 countries are expected to participate, is happening in conjunction with the Day Without a Woman strike. Standing in solidarity with your millions of pink-hatted Women's March sisters by sitting at home? If they couldn't, they were encouraged not to shop at stores except those run by women or minorities.

"We understand that when schools close there is an impact on families, who may have to find unanticipated childcare".

Kelli Eberle is an adjunct instructor at MCC, and one of those who took the day off.

"We're taking a stand and spending the first 15 minutes off the floor so that people can better understand what the Colorado General Assembly would look like without women", said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver.

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The Greenfield Town Common was a sea of red from noon to 1:00 Wednesday, as a crowd joined together to mark International Women's Day.

A woman from SEIU 1199, a health care workers union, briefly took the microphone and shared what the day was about for her, as an immigrant from Haiti who had to work two jobs to make ends meet. The day coincided with International Women's Day, which has its roots in women's labor initiatives. He tweeted that he has "tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy".

As another parent said on the ACPS Facebook page, "I'm a working mom, hourly employee, and I support this decision".

"Based on our policies, PGCPS and the Prince George's County Board of Education have no political stance on 'A Day Without a Woman, '" said the statement. "We all need to have our rights and have our voices heard".

A portion of select menu items sales at Small Bar will be donated to local female entrepreneurs or charities who have an emphasis on supporting young women. But with the "mischief" going on in Congress, Frankel told the publication that abstaining would "actually be sort of the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish".

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