Women of Action of Charles County’s A Day Without A Woman

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I am so proud of my friend Abena McAllister!
Right after the election, she created the Women of Action Charles County begin a transformation in our county. When we chatted about it, I told her how excited I was for her and that she had my support. She’s young, energetic and well connected in our community.
She created a FB group and asked us to add like-minded women to the group. At her first meeting  last month, we had over 40 women of all backgrounds, faiths, and races in attendance.
Abena McAllister
At the meeting, ladies talked about the upcoming “A Day Without A Woman” on March 8th. With the support of Maggie Mudd-Stewart, they organized a strike, march and rally from our county courthouse to the county town hall.

Beautiful new Logo for Women of Action Charles County


We actually experienced people yelling at us. They said things such as “Go to Work”, “Crazy B**ches”,  and “Get a Job”. We had several thumbs down – some even from women with their kids in the car. At first, I was annoyed, but I then started to feel sorry for those women. We were out there for their reproductive rights, access to health care for their kids and equal pay.
Overall, it was an amazing event and I am proud to have been able to support my sister friends! I am super excited about our next steps: PUBLIC OFFICE!!!
Tajala Battle Lockhart, HOA Vice President



A Day Without A Woman Organizer Chair, Maggie Mudd-Stewart


Abena McAllister, Executive Director, Women of Action Charles County


Asqua Siddique, young activist


Wanda Woodland, Charles County NAACP


Joan Madewell, LGTBQ Activist


Dyotha Sweat, Military Veteran



26 thoughts on “Women of Action of Charles County’s A Day Without A Woman

  1. I don’t know her, but l am proud of her as well. It’s a wonderful thing she started and hope it empowers a lot of people to join up. We need more like her 🙂

  2. Wow!! Charles county!!! I wonder if PG had anything like this going on. I definitely did not go to work but did not know about any marches going on around here. That’s super dope!! Kudos to you and the women who were out there with you.

  3. A Day Without Women was a good cause, but I feel like so many women around didn’t understand why it was important. Many of them felt that it was a backlash against men, which couldn’t have been further from the truth. I wish leading up to these types of events women would have a voice to explain its relevance.

  4. Looks look a good event. It’s so mind boggling the negativity that people felt about this day. I personally could not be off that day because I participated in a women empowerment summit the day before but I did wear red in solidarity.

  5. What a great turnout for this event. I must’ve been under a rock because I didn’t hear about the day until after it was here.

  6. I really love that people around the country and the world are standing up to all the hate and bias. I do hope the movements continue and that a change comes sooner than later.

  7. So very proud of Abena McAllister and all of her hard work to bring women together. She has made her mark in Charles County and beyond. Keep up the great work Abena!!

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