UPDATE: Jan. 13, 2017
NYSUT is participating in the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. — a national grassroots event being held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the presidential inauguration.
“Women’s rights are bedrock to who we are,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee, who noted that the union embraced the opportunity to participate once it was confirmed that the coalition of organizers had secured permits for the event. “At the march, we will stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country."
Regional efforts have already filled four buses to bring NYSUT members to and from the march, but you can still register online to be put on the waiting list should seats become available in the Capital Region, Nassau/Suffolk and Tarrytown. To get on the waiting list in Central New York, email Patty Flansburg at email@example.com.
Details on times and pickup locations are below.
The purpose of the peaceful march, open to all, is to make the point that “women’s rights are civil rights” and to stand against derogatory anti-women, anti-minority rhetoric. It was an idea sparked by a Facebook post from a Hawaiian grandmother who said simply: “We should march.” The idea took off via social media, sparking interest by individuals and organizations alike.
WAITING LIST: Capital Region, Nassau/Suffolk, Tarrytown
Members are asked to register online to get on the waiting list. Watch this page for updates!
- Capital Region: Tentatively, please be prepared to leave from NYSUT Headquarters anywhere from 1:30-2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Departure time and parking arrangements are still being finalized, so this is subject to change. You will be able to leave your car parked in NYSUT's parking lot.
- Nassau/Suffolk. Bus will depart from the Suffolk Regional Office, 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY, at 4:00 AM and will then do a pick-up at the Nassau Regional Office, 1000 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY, at approximately 4:30 AM.
- Tarrytown. Bus will leave from the Tarrytown Regional Office (520 White Plains Road). We are awaiting information on the start time but with the current information we have, we will need to leave by 4AM. Further info will be shared as we get it.
I'm ready to get on the waiting list.
NOTE: A $75 deposit is only required once a seat is secured. Deposits are refundable after the march.
WAITING LIST: Central New York (Syracuse, Cortland, Binghamton)
Pickups for the Central New York locations are as follows:
- 3:30 AM: Pickup NYSUT Syracuse Regional Office
- 4:15 AM: Pickup Route 81, Exit 11, McDonalds, Cortland
- 5:00 AM: Pickup Lowes, 1318 Front Street, Binghamton
- 10:00 AM: Arrive in Washington
Please note that times could change if information provided changes. The departure time from Washington is yet to be determined. Further information will be shared as we get it.
To get on the waiting list for the Central New York bus, please email Patty Flansburg at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Pickup Location (Syracuse, Cortland or Binghamton)
- Association Name
- Cell Phone Number for Bus Captain
NOTE: A $75 deposit is only required once a seat is secured. Deposits are refundable after the march. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please send your check to NYSUT, Central New York Regional Office, P.O. Box 247, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Seats are limited and are first come, first served.
Already signed up for the march? Let the official march organizers know you're going and help them with planning and logistics by filling out the questionnaire.
- Backpacks are not permitted.
- Bags/totes/purses for small personal items should be no larger than 8”x6”x4”.
- Do not bring anything that can be construed as a weapon, including signage with any kind of handle.
Check the official march website for answers to frequently asked questions.
Share your photos and videos on social media by using the hashtag #WomensMarch - and remember to tag "NYSUT United" on Facebook and @nysut on Twitter.
You can also email your photos to email@example.com.
Official Women's March Resources