Locals head to DC for Women’s March on Washington

Sally Thompson was certain the highest glass ceiling – the American presidency – finally would be shattered last November with the election of Hillary Clinton.
“It’s about our attachment to women’s rights as human rights”. She was sure that by 2016, Americans were set to elect their first woman president.Ferrera is helping organise the march and says: “Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard”. This is the time to make your voice heard.In an effort to keep women’s rights at the forefront of the new administration, Thompson will join perhaps hundreds of thousands of other women and men for the Women’s March on Washington on the day after Trump’s inauguration. He’d like the local march to inspire people to stay active in pursuing civil rights goals, even if those priorities aren’t championed by national leaders. “We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us”.Hundreds and thousands from across the country have signed up to march on Washington on January 21, the day after Trump’s inauguration in support of women’s rights.However the global event is not meant to be an anti-Trump march but a show of support for civil rights, and is supported by 200 progressive groups representing issues including legal abortion, affordable healthcare, voting rights, racial equality and the environment.”There’s a lot of different people on the spectrum coming together for this, which is what I think is unbelievable”, says Mishawaka resident Tiffany Klemm. The catalyst was a grandmother from Hawaii who suggested that she and 40 friends should march on Washington.

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, the marches planned in major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, and NY, have some of the biggest expected turnouts from current registration numbers, but support is also strong for marches in smaller cities as well, like Topeka, Nashville, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Columbus, and Phoenix.A Windsor/London bus is being organized to take participants to the event.Out of nowhere, she sent me a link to a group on Facebook called Women’s March on Chicago.”For a long time we had couch potato politics: we re-tweet party line (or a political statement) and feel like we’ve been politically involved or donate to charity at Christmas time and believe we’ve done enough to help those less fortunate”, she said. “I know there is a web site for the Canadian arm of this event”. She said her experience working with her residents inspires her to be more vocal for women’s rights.”People are being very cooperative and patient”, Mrs. Pynchon said.Thompson also will participate in the march on behalf of female family members who have experienced oppression and objectification. Says a Californian immigrant who asked not to be named and who is flying to Washington to participate. Thus far we see a man who will be President make pronouncements in 144 characters using twitter. “I want it to be a community event, and the community in Portland is diverse”. When they leave Washington, she said, marchers must be prepared to organize and take the fight for their rights back to their cities and towns.