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Mission Statement

We stand in solidarity to protect women’s rights, human rights, our safety, our health, and our planet, as we move toward a positive and just future. We are actively nonviolent in words and action. We work to unify our nation’s diverse communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all.

Unity Principles

We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which all women are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.


Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.


We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.


We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.


We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity. All women should be paid equitably, with access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, paid family leave, and healthy work environments. All workers – including domestic and farm workers, undocumented and migrant workers – must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage.


We believe Civil Rights are our birthright, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech, and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability. We believe it is time for an all-inclusive Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


We believe that all women’s issues are issues faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. As mothers, sisters, daughters, and contributing members of this great nation, we seek to break barriers to access, inclusion, independence, and the full enjoyment of citizenship at home and around the world. We strive to be fully included in and contribute to all aspects of American life, economy, and culture.


Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin.  We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.


We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed – especially at the risk of public safety and health.





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Would you like to get involved? Great! Click on the Calendar above to see upcoming WMSLO events.


Tonight! Starting at 9pm, SLOQueerdos and Gaga drag show at 7Sisters Brewing to benefit the #TruthToPower women’s march in San Luis Obispo! 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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See you tomorrow! Call To Action Alley with 30+ local nonprofit organizations will be in Mitchell Park from 8am-noon. The Greasy Wiener will be offering breakfast bowls and coffee. Rally starts at 9am, we march at 10am, HOT TINA performs at 11am. We are fortunate to have amazing speakers and performers - check our website for line up and bios. Huge thanks to all of you who donated, volunteer and support our mission, and a shout out to local businesses, organizations, trade unions, artists and everyone else we are forgetting for helping us making the #TruthToPower march possible! See you tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

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WMSLO applied for a grant with the County Board of Supervisors to help cover the costs of the March. Thank you Supervisors Gibson and Hill for approving $500 each (and for attending our events)! We look forward to seeing them and all of you tomorrow! Rally starts at 9am, march at 10am. Call to Action Alley with over 30 local non profit organizations will be in Mitchell Park from 8am-noon. #truthtopower #wmslo ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so grateful to The Junk Girls for this amazing offer to commemorate the #TruthToPower march!

“We are proud to help support the WMSLO by creating special hand-stamped "Truth to Power" brass & silver plate necklaces & key rings to commemorate this event. They will be available on-line ( and in our store (870 Monterey Street, SLO) this Friday - Sunday and specially priced at $19 each. In addition, we will donate 19% of sales of Melissa's hand-stamped products on March Day, Saturday, Jan 19 to the WMSLO. Now is the perfect time to create your own power word or phrase for 2019 and give back to this great organization.”

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