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Women's March Group Organizes A Day Without A Woman

In January, it was a march. Researchers estimate more than 4 million people turned out for the Women’s March in cities across the U.S.

And today, it’s a strike. 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. 

The three rules seem simple: take the day off from work, don’t shop unless it’s at a small female- or minority-owned business, and wear red.

But some argue that a strike is not easy for many women who can’t afford to leave work.

Tamara Miller is organizing a local event and says she hears those concerns. So she organized a march at the state Capitol during the lunch hour.

"For my group in particular, we wanted to emphasize that we wanted to support women gaining equality both here and abroad. And so that’s the emphasis of our commitment to march on the Capitol," Miller said.

Miller says she’s worried women aren’t aware of policy being made that has an effect on their everyday choices.

"Women, I feel very strongly — they either have to reconnect and take charge of their civil rights, like all minorities do, or we’re going to have archaic laws put upon us," Miller said. 

She hopes A Day Without A Woman brings back the momentum of the Women’s March. To talk more about that, we’re joined by Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an assistant professor in the Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University. 

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.