Join the Austin Women’s Rally on January 19

Women across the country will celebrate the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on January 19, 2019. In Austin, there has been some confusion about whether there will be a local March. Several events have been posted on social media channels, some of which appear to conflict with each other. Hopefully this will clear up any confusion.

The short answer is there is one event, taking place on January 19th at the Texas State Capitol in support of women’s fight for equality and equity. The Austin Women’s Rally 2019 is an extension of the Texas Reproductive Rights Rally that takes place annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This year the rally is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and you can get more information at the Facebook event. Full event details are also posted below.

There is no March associated with the event this year. Organizing a march in Austin has become increasingly challenging, and requires a lot of advanced notice and funding to accomplish. While some events listed on Facebook and other social media or event sites may identify themselves as a “Women’s March” on January 19 or 20, those are not affiliated with the Austin Women’s Rally or March On Texas. There are marches in other cities, including Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.

We’d love for everyone interested in an Austin event that supports women’s issues, join us at the Texas State Capitol for the Austin Women’s Rally on January 19, 2019.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM

Texas State Capitol – South Steps

1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas

Hosted by TRRR Texas Reproductive Rights Rally #roevwadetx

We hope this clarifies any questions you have, but feel free to contact any of our organizations for any additional questions:

Melissa Fiero, March On Texas/Women’s March On Austin 2017

Lisa Benjamin Goodgame, Indivisible Austin

Pantsuit Austin Team

Kym Whitehead, Austin Women’s Rally

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  1. I appreciate the multi-pronged grassroots strategy Indivisible has drawn up for activists and everyday citizens to hold our representatives accountable to the will of their constituents. The detailed, jurisdiction specific tools you are providing to us are fantastically effective in helping each of us to make a difference by making our voices heard.

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks for the info, update and clarification. Hope lots of folks can make it. We will try, but may not get there….

  3. I don’t “do” Facebook and am very disappointed that I’m only now reading about yesterday’s march in the Sunday Statesman. I definitely want to be part of upcoming rallies – but without FB how can I be notified of upcoming events? Can I register or sign up somewhere in order to get announcements? Thanks

    1. Hi Deidre,

      We don’t really do Facebook (much) either. When we organize events, we always ensure non-FB users can find out about it. We didn’t organize the rally you mention, so that’s why it wasn’t broadcast as widely.

      If you’re not already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to be notified of rallies and other actions.


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