On Saturday, January 21, 2017 men and women will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. The march is scheduled for the day following President elect Trump’s inauguration. The non-violent march begins at 10:00 am at Independence Avenue and Third Street, S.W. The march is intended as a statement to the incoming administration that marchers stand together in solidarity to protect our rights, our safety, our health and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
About 2,000 Mainers have already registered to attend the march, and many more are expected to join in the days to come. Numerous local hubs have been formed all over the state and it is recommended that interested marchers link up with their local group – that includes Greater Portland.
Women and men from Maine are committed to the ideals put forth by the national organizers of the march and stand united behind the messages we will convey when we ………..on January 21st,” said novelist Genevieve Morgan, who is coordinating the Maine group with a team of talented women from more than 12 different regions from Caribou to Kittery. Maine marchers will be identified by wearing something of a blaze/orange color on them – a scarf, hat, jacket, sweater, etc.
March organizers remind participants that Trump supporters will be in the area protesting the marchers. “Remember that humor and non-violence are the best ways to treat detractors,” advise the organizers.
To learn more about the March on Washington and to register, please visit http://mainemarch.com