Mar 8, 2017

Where “A Day Without Women” is impacting schools and businesses

Today is International Women's Day, and women across the country are striking. "A Day Without Women" was planned by the organizers of the Women's March on Washington, which took place after Trump's inauguration. Here are some of the effects of the strike so far:

School closings:

  • The Chapel Hill school district in North Carolina
  • The Alexandria school district in Virginia, but 6 of the schools will still serve breakfast and lunch, according to Vox.
  • Prince George's county in Maryland, after 1,700 teachers and 30% of the transportation staff asked off, according to the Washington Post.
  • Center City Public Charter Schools in DC closed their 6 schools.
  • Maple Street preschool in Brooklyn, according to Huffington Post.


  • Violette Bakery and Belly Wine Bar in Boston, Pizzeria Paradiso in DC, and Brick House Art Gallery and Tres Hermanas Mexican Restaurant in Sacramento will all close or support the strike, according to Business Insider. Businesses around the country encouraged women to take off and prepared to be short of staff.
  • Netflix and NBC are giving their female workers a personal day off.
  • A radio station in Alabama will only play music by male artists.
  • MTV flipped their "M" to a "W"
MTV's Facebook profile photo.


Democratic, female lawmakers are planning a walk out on the House floor for the strike.

How are you or the people in your area participating in "A Day Without Women"? Let me know.

Go deeper

Situational awareness

Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Mike Bloomberg offers to release women from 3 NDAs
  2. Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges
  3. Bloomberg campaign says Tennessee vandalism "echoes language" from Bernie supporters
  4. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  5. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges

Clients use an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Wells Fargo agreed to a pay a combined $3 billion to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for opening millions of fake customer accounts between 2002 and 2016, the SEC said in a press release.

The big picture: The fine "is among the largest corporate penalties reached during the Trump administration," the Washington Post reports.

Bloomberg offers to release women from 3 nondisclosure agreements

Mike Bloomberg. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Mike Bloomberg said Friday his company will release women identified to have signed three nondisclosure agreements so they can publicly discuss their allegations against him if they wish.

Why it matters, via Axios' Margaret Talev: Bloomberg’s shift in policy toward NDAs comes as he tries to stanch his loss of female support after the Las Vegas debate. It is an effort to separate the total number of harassment and culture complaints at the large company from those directed at him personally. That could reframe the criticism against him, but also protect the company from legal fallout if all past NDAs were placed in jeopardy.