News Bite: It's Official: Women Will Strike on March 8

The ideals that fueled the Women's March back in January are continuing.

Earlier this month, the organizers behind the March announced that there would be a nationwide women's strike, which has now been confirmed for March 8.

The strike falls on International Women's Day—which certainly isn't a coincidence.

The movement is being named "A Day Without a Woman," and is meant to demonstrate the impact that women have on our society and economy, further proving our right to equality.

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In an Instagram post announcing the official day of the strike, the organizers write:

"In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. 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 oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?

We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman."

More information about the strike is expected to be released in the coming weeks.