WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators attend the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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By Samantha Cooney
February 14, 2017

The Women’s March on Washington wants to reclaim Valentine’s Day.

Organizers for last month’s event and One Billion Rising, a campaign to end violence against women, joined up with a number of other organizations to organize the Day of Revolutionary Love. The movement turns Valentine’s Day into a day to fight back against policies that put vulnerable communities at risk. The groups asked individuals to sign a pledge to uphold their commitment to fight for social justice, love themselves and challenge their opponents “through the ethic of love.”

“We will honor our mothers and ancestors whose bodies, breath, and blood call us to a life of courage. In their name, we choose to see this darkness not as the darkness of the tomb – but of the womb,” the pledge reads. “We will breathe and push through the pain of this era to birth a new future.”

The Women’s March’s official Twitter account has also been encouraging its followers to take action, including calling Congress and writing love letters, on Tuesday. Organizers will hold an event in New York’s Washington Square Park on Tuesday night to stand up for “all who are in harm’s way.”

The March’s participation in the Day of Revolutionary Love marks one of its first public actions since the Jan. 21 Women’s March, which saw droves of protesters across the globe. Last week, the event’s organizers announced cryptic plans to hold a strike, which will take place on March 8, the group announced on Tuesday.

[H/T Bustle]


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