“I woke up this morning feeling truly human for the first time since waking up in a daze of horror on November 9,” said Jessica Weigarten after attending the Women’s March in Philadelphia. Weingarten is a Philadelphia Jewish Voice contributor and a Democratic Convention Watch blogger.She was joined in Philadelphia on January 21 by thousands of women, children and men who took to the streets, walking shoulder to shoulder, with the crowd stretching for a solid mile along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The number of marchers on the Parkway was estimated at 50,000, more than double the predicted total. [Read more…]
This event is intended to send a loud, clear message to the new administration that women’s rights are human rights. All defenders of human rights are urged to participate, as we stand together in defense of all people who are marginalized in our society.
If you’re planning to participate, please let the organizers know by registering here and completing this march questionnaire. For more information and to stay up-to-date, visit the official march website and official march Facebook page.
Philadelphia will unite with Washington, D.C. and cities across the country and around the world for this historic Women’s March. In Philadelphia, we will stand together in the birthplace of our nation, united with our partners, friends and children for the protection of our civil liberties, civil rights and equality. Regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religious affiliation, political party, immigration status, sexual identity or orientation, we come together in Philadelphia to represent the fabric of America, to voice our concerns and to peaceably express our grievances.
The Women’s March on Philadelphia recognizes the vibrancy and diversity of our communities as our country’s most important strengths. We refuse to normalize targeted discrimination disguised as policy, and invite you to join us in taking the next steps to demand a real and lasting change.
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