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.
Tucson: Tucson F17 General Strike, 6-9 p.m.
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1835272753416832/
Los Angeles (Lupercalia Celebration): https://www.facebook.com/events/182504192228189/
San Francisco https://www.facebook.com/events/66578894303621770/
San Francisco #2 https://www.facebook.com/events/1415006365197074/
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.
Stamford: Leafletting Campaign for INDIVISIBLE — CT, Southern Fairfield County, 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Daytona Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/580319902166615/
Fort Walton Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/1437328512952362/
Florida Panhandle Area https://www.facebook.com/events/266328237122733/
West Palm Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/761845633968011/
Chicago: Chicago General Strike, 11 a.m.
Rockford: Defund DAPL: Whistle Stop Local Divestment Tour, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Greater Lafayette https://www.facebook.com/events/1236425889756849/
Louisville: U of L Activist Camp, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
New Orleans: https://www.facebook.com/events/1835512103373166/
Baltimore: Baltimore Strike4Democracy, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Amherst: Student Strike for Sanctuary, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boston, MA #2 https://www.facebook.com/events/392251921109029/
Boston, MA National Lawyers Guild https://www.facebook.com/events/213518739121030/
(statewide event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1629725860668066/?hc_location=ufi
Colby Community https://www.facebook.com/events/222858591510840/
Kansas City #2 https://www.facebook.com/events/1834432070158686/
St. Louis, MO (STL disability rights) https://www.facebook.com/events/593213460887594/
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 Mexico Strike
New York Strikes
East Setauket https://www.facebook.com/events/852377634904845/
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 City #2 https://www.facebook.com/events/386561041701087/?hc_location=ufi
North Carolina Strikes
Waynesville: Feb17 Strike Waynesville, NC, Congressman Mark Meadows’ Office
Columbus: Protest at Portman’s Columbus office, 12-1:30 p.m.
Portland: PEP TALK , 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/204561906684567/
Pittsburgh: General Strike February 17th, Sen. Pat Toomey’s Office, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Philadelphia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1342970022440613/
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/692589174247810/
Plano: Plano F17 Strike, Haggard Park Downtown
Moab: A Day of Community & Resistance, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Salt Lake City https://www.facebook.com/events/253443191747191/?ti=cl
Salt Lake City #2 https://www.facebook.com/events/1789897834669643/
Norfolk, VA (#f17 Water Protectors) https://actionnetwork.org/events/f17-water-protectors-solidarity
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1142082962569333/
Did you see any events that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
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