Nationwide General Strike: State-by-State List of Events for Today


Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017. A nationwide strike is happening today, just two days later. (Getty)

A nationwide, general strike is happening today, Friday, February 17. Tens of thousands of people are planning to participate in almost every state across the country. They plan to skip work or school and, instead, attend rallies and marches across the country. In addition, a Women’s Strike is planned for March 8 and an Immigrants’ Strike happened yesterday. One of the groups organizing the events is Strike4Democracy. In New York City alone, nearly 20,000 people have responded with interest in a march. (To see photos from today’s strikes, please see Heavy’s story here.)

Here are the cities with strikes and protests planned for today, listed alphabetically by state. These were put together by Strike4Democracy, along with a crowdsourced list that Strike4Democracy is also sharing. You can find a complete, updated list here. Click on the links below to find out what time the events are happening and the locations.

Alabama Strike


Arizona Strikes


Tucson: Tucson F17 General Strike, 6-9 p.m.

California Strikes

Chico: General Strike! Solidarity Potluck and Teach In, 11 a.m.


Los Angeles: Los Angeles National General Strike, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 532 S. Olive St.

Los Angeles: Federal Building, Legal Community Strikes Back on #F17, 10 a.m.-Noon

Los Angeles: 

Los Angeles (Lupercalia Celebration):


San Diego

San Diego #2

San Francisco

San Francisco #2

San Francisco: Apple Pie Potluck and Constitutional Law Teach-In, 5:30-9 p.m.

Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz General Strike, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sonoma: Sonoma Plaza Solidarity Strike, 9-11 a.m.


Colorado Strikes


Denver #2

Connecticut Strikes

New London


Stamford: Leafletting Campaign for INDIVISIBLE — CT, Southern Fairfield County, 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Florida Strikes


Daytona Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Florida Panhandle Area


Miami (General Strike & Sanctuary Demonstration) [c][d][e][f]

West Palm Beach

Iowa Strikes


Mason City

Idaho Strikes


Boise #2

Illinois Strikes

Chicago: Chicago General Strike, 11 a.m.






Rockford: Defund DAPL: Whistle Stop Local Divestment Tour, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Indiana Strikes



Greater Lafayette

Kentucky Strikes

Louisville: U of L Activist Camp, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Louisiana Strikes

New Orleans:

Maryland Strikes

Baltimore: Baltimore Strike4Democracy, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Massachusetts Strikes

Amherst: Student Strike for Sanctuary, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Boston, MA 

Boston, MA #2

Boston, MA National Lawyers Guild

Maine Strikes

(statewide event)



Colby Community

Michigan Strikes





Missouri Strikes

Kansas City

Kansas City #2

St. Louis

St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (STL disability rights)

Nebraska Strikes



Nevada Strikes

Pahrump: Resist and Strike


New Hampshire Strikes

Concord: Strike for Democracy – Picket at the Statehouse, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

New Jersey Strikes

New Brunswick


New Mexico Strike


New York Strikes




East Setauket



Ithaca: Teach in on Islam, the Middle East, and America, 10 a.m.-Noon

New York: NYC Solidarity Rally for the General Strike, 1-5 p.m.

New York 

New York City #2

New York

North Carolina Strikes




Waynesville: Feb17 Strike Waynesville, NC, Congressman Mark Meadows’ Office

Ohio Strikes

Columbus: Protest at Portman’s Columbus office, 12-1:30 p.m.





Oregon Strikes




Portland #2

Portland: PEP TALK , 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Strikes



Lewisburg: Bucknell Strike4Democracy is asking students and faculty to join. A rally will begin at Malesardi Quad at 10:30 a.m., followed by a full day of activities including teach-ins, a “funeral” for the death of science, and more.

Philadelphia: Art Students Create in Solidarity with the National Strike, 5-9 p.m.

Philadelphia: General Strike Bike Protest, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5-11 p.m.


Philadelphia bike protest

Pittsburgh: General Strike February 17th, Sen. Pat Toomey’s Office, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.



West Philadelphia:

Rhode Island Strikes

Providence: National Lawyers Guild rally for Human Rights and Against Fascism on 02/17 at 1:00pm, U.S. District Court across from Kennedy Plaza 

Rhode Island

Tennessee Strikes



Texas Strikes


Plano: Plano F17 Strike, Haggard Park Downtown

Utah Strikes

Moab: A Day of Community & Resistance11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City #2

Virginia Strikes

Norfolk, VA (#f17 Water Protectors)


South west

South west




Washington Strikes

San Juan Island


Seattle: Solidarity Strike , 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Seattle: Pike Place Market UNITY in Support for the General Strike 2/17, 12:15-1:15 p.m.


Washington D.C. Strikes

Washington, DC

Wisconsin Strikes


La Crosse

Did you see any events that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Nationwide General Strike: Photos from Protests & Rallies Around the Country

A nationwide general strike took place today, with tens of thousands participating around the country. See photos from some of the strikes and protests here.

Click here to read more

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  1. The people wanted a man in the White House that would so something. Now that there is everyone is strikeing against him. Sure there is going to be things that people don’t like, but come on give him a chance. He has been in the office less than a month and all everyone is doing is trying to tell him what to do. When Obama was in Office he did a lot of things that no-one liked but this is just plain stupid. I am a citizen of this country and I am glad to see someone in there that is going to be different. Give him a CHANCE HE MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING THE OTHERS DIDN’T. GUTS TO CHANGE THING THAT WILL WORK.

    • More than half of “the people” wanted a WOMAN in the White House that would do something. Donald Trump WAS given a chance to prove he would be a good president, it was called the campaign. It’s 100 days after the election and you’re still asking people to give him a chance, so I’d say he failed, bigly, and a lot of other people are saying it–I hear it all over, and they’re very unhappy with him, believe me. Some people are saying he lost by twenty, fifty, sometimes as high as one hundred billion votes. Now THAT’S unpopular, folks! Believe me!

      Did you know that the federal government takes in about $10 billion a day in income tax, plus Social Security and Medicare? Did you also know that blue states are the most economically active, while red states are the most dependent on federal aid? A general strike dries up a lot of revenue, and if legislators start getting less and less from the pork barrel, they may find themselves incentivized to play nice in Congress again. You can call it stupid all you like, but you may do so at your own peril.

      • He’s been in office less than 60 days you’re an idiot !
        You’re mad because the Free Ride is stopping !!

        So up yours ( mobooz ! ) .

  2. I stand with all of the undocumented workers living in the USA who have decided to add their employers to the list of companies that are taking part in the protest.

    • Their protest is in vain, they claim they love this country, but refused to abide by its laws !
      The wall will be built, their protests will make it easy for the Roundup.
      They will be watched ,photos will be taken we will then know all of your whereabouts, you will make it easy for your deportation. For you are illegal and have broken the laws of the United States of America !
      You are criminals and now you expect law-abiding citizens to bow down to your illegal actions .

    • So the illegal immigrants add the names of their unfortunate employers to some list of companies involuntarily “taking part” in the protest?

      Wonder how many arrived this morning to find they had been fired.