The Wagon Circle
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We began mothers, daughters and wives over coffee. Since November 15 2016 we have met, organized, marched, protested, gathered, welcomed and rested. Our grassroots beginning and focus on positive action, which we believe will ultimately lead to real, progressive change. We have had 100's of actions in the nearly two years to resist the administrations agenda, support those targeted by the policies and chaos and increase voter turnout and engagement. We will steadfastly continue to work with all agencies and leaders in the North County area and beyond to bring advocacy around issues that affect people, especially immigrants, refugees, LGBTQI, women and youth. We influence political change by voter engagement, positive action and amplifying a message of the people. Why the name change? Acknowledging the narrow viewpoint of our white existence is a large part of the Women's movement of today. Upon reflecting, attending the Women's Convention last October and numerous discussions, we decided to ask for counsel from community members, historians and each other It became evident that our name, although powerful in it's inception and idea, was a harmful reminder of early americans pioneer days and conflicts. Native Americans viewed the Wagon Circles as an invasion, a time when many husbands, sons would not return from battle. In addition to our mission of inclusivity, our name change signifies a commitment to justice in our local community by networking and supporting local non profits and resources. We will continue to follow the leadership from Indivisible, Women's March and listen to the needs of our marginalized groups. Support includes: North County Immigration Task Force Border Angels Safe Harbors San Diego Rapid Response NorthCounty Women's March Fill a Belly Los Angelitos 49th District Action Council Refugee family support #flipthe49thActivity status unknown.