Partnering Individuals Living with Disability & Illness with Boots-on-the-Ground Advocates
#MarchingWithMe brings advocates in the chronic illness and disability communities to protest events through partnerships with boots-on-the-ground marchers.
What is #MarchingWithMe?
#MarchingWithMe launched in 2016, recognizing that many people with chronic illness and disability cannot physically protest at marches and rallies. Since then, #MarchingWithMe has organized hundreds of partnerships of ongoing advocacy between Supporters in our community and able-bodied Marchers.
Right now, people around the country are gathering together to protest police brutality and white supremacy and to stand with #BlackLivesMatter. And though many people in the chronic illness and disability community cannot physically participate in these protests due to increased risk of COVID-19, we believe everyone interested should be represented at these important events.
How does it work?
Marchers wear a small, printable photo banner of their Supporter at protest events.
To foster community, partners share personal stories with each other and increase the visibility of their shared advocacy by posting photos and experiences of events on social media with the #MarchingWithMe hashtag.
Together, we march for a stronger, more inclusive future.
The bottom line? You sign up, we match you and provide the template for your printable banner, and then we all use #MarchingWithMe to help grow this community around as we march for a stronger, more welcoming political future.