IMP Info: Preparing to Rise, Love, Resist!


To everyone participating with us during the Inauguration in Washington DC:

In less than a week, you will be in DC! As you prepare to travel, we want you to have details about our plans, information to keep you connected, and suggestions for what to bring:

What to wear: Dress in layers for warmth and bring comfortable shoes for walking. If you will be part of the social media team, consider gloves with finger openings. Lots of pink! Bring skirts for dancing if you have them (don’t worry, you don’t have to dance if you don’t want, we will also need people to be handing out stickers and hearts).

What to Pack: Bring an extra battery charging pack for your phone if you have one. Pack an umbrella or rain poncho. Create a sheet of phone numbers to print out and bring with you in case you are without your phone. Put ALL of our phone numbers on that sheet.

Phone Numbers:

  • Ann Wright (808) 741-1141
  • Ariel Gold (510) 599-5330
  • Jodie Evans (310) 621-5635
  • Medea Benjamin (415) 235-6517
  • Paki Weiland (413) 695-1877
  • The address of the CODEPINK house is 1241 Evarts St NE Washington, D.C.

Read your rights and come prepared: Contact for National Lawyers Guild: (202) 670-6866

Weather forecast:

  • WED, JAN 18 AM Showers, then cloudy in the afternoon | 55° 41°| 60% chance of rain | Winds 14 mph
  • THU, JAN 19 Partly Cloudy | 51° 35°| 10% chance of rain | Winds 6 mph    
  • FRI, JAN 20 Cloudy with occasional rain showers | 49° 42°| 60% chance of rain | Winds 6 mph
  • SAT, JAN 21 Partly Cloudy | 53° 41°| 10% chance of rain | Winds 5 mph    


Wednesday, January 18 -

12:00 pm Join us at the CODEPINK house (1241 Evarts St. NE) to make visuals. Think ahead about what messages you want on hearts.

Thursday, January 19 -

10:00 am Practice the One Billion Rising dance. First Trinity Lutheran Church 501 4th St NW, corner of 4th Street and E Street (ring the buzzer if the door is not open). You can also use this video to practice the dance.

2:30 pm Protest Trump’s Make America Great Again Welcome Concert. Meet at the Soldiers Statue of the Vietnam War Memorial on the Mall, just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial

8:00 pm Peace Ball! If you are not going to the Peace Ball, an alternative is to protest the Pro-trump Alt-Right “Deploraball” taking place at the National Press Club, 529 14th St NW.

Friday, January 20 -

6:00 am Meet at Union Station. We will do the One Billion Rising flash mob dance at 7:30 am. After that, we will join the Future is Feminist contingent of J20 at 10th St and Pennsylvania Ave. We will participate in the 12:00 pm march from Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station) to McPherson Square and we will station ourselves along the parade route.

Time and location TBA: CODEPINK gathering to meet each other and connect between the inauguration and the balls.

6:00 pm We will be outside the official Balls in front of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Saturday, January 21 -

8:30 am Women’s March on Washington. Meet at the steps of the Hubert Humphrey Building at 200 Independence Ave SW, which is the southeast corner of Independence Ave SW and 3rd St SW. We will distribute and wear pink pussy hats as we march. Dress is lots of pink! The March begins at 10:00 am.

Throughout the inauguration activities, we will be sending out text message reminders about where we are going to be and if there are any changes.

We are looking forward to seeing you! If you have any questions email

Rise, Love, Resist!
Anne, Ariel, Jodie, Medea, Paki, and the entire CODEPINK team

PS. Don't forget to order pink gear for the march from our CODEPINK Store — we have lots of new tee-shirts!

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