Local Democratic committees to take part in Women’s March on Washington
The Democratic committees of Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex counties have announced that more than 100 local activists will attend the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., this Saturday. Two buses sponsored by the three committees will depart before dawn on Saturday morning.
The Women’s March is organized to voice opposition to policy positions espoused by President-elect Donald Trump concerning civil and human rights, the environment and climate change, health care, and the federal social safety net, a release stated. More than 200,000 protestors from across the country are expected to converge on the nation’s capital.
“We are very proud that so many people will be representing our corner of the country at this historic event,” said Mathews County Democratic Committee co-chair Bud Ward. “Marching on Washington is a time-honored expression of our constitutional right to redress of grievances.”
Cathy Estep of Hayes is coordinating the local delegation to the march. Several participants have already gathered to make signs. “We look forward to joining with people from across our nation to express our concern for the tone and direction of the Trump Administration. We will not stand by and watch our rights eroded under Trump, Ryan and
McConnell,” Estep said. “It is our duty and honor to stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens and hold our elected officials accountable to the Constitution and the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.”
The Women’s March will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Independence Avenue and 3rd Street, N.W.
For more information, contact Sheila Crowley of the Mathews County Democratic Committee at 540-907-2993.