Almost one year ago, one of the largest U.S. protests since the Vietnam War took place. Known as the Women’s March, somewhere between 3.2 and 5.2 million women and their “allies” in at least 408 separate U.S. marches took part in the event, including Plumas County.
Last year’s protestors advocated for legislation and policies associated with human rights, reproductive rights, the natural environment, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers’ rights.
Women’s March organizers are again calling for united protests on Saturday, Jan. 20,the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, as a follow-up to the 2017 protest.
According to organizers, “This time the protests are being aimed at the erosion of social and human rights protections, the reduction of regulations to protect the environment and human health, the disregard for science and scientific findings, the undermining of civility, cooperation, and integrity in American politics, and concerns over the increased involvement of corporations in Government. The need to speak out is even greater than before!”
Last year over 100 community members participated in Plumas County Women’s March. Organizers said that this year it is hoped that even more community members will “find their voice” and join in this event, bring signs, speak and participate in the march.
The 2018 Women’s March will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in front of the Plumas County Court House in downtown Quincy.