[DEMONSTRATION] Electorally, it was a good year for women: More than 100 women, overwhelmingly Democrats, were elected to Congress in 2018, and New York State has its first woman Senate Majority Leader in Andrea Stewart-Cousins. But that’s a reaction to a bad situation, right? It’s progress, but progress needs tending. Those who would be progress’s shepherds will gather this Sunday, March 20 in Niagara Square for the third annual Women’s March, joining hundreds of thousands across the country and the world in demonstrating that the wave of empowerment for women is just gathering. In the words of the organizers:
We seek unite our struggles and build a movement in which we will register new voters, engage impacted communities, harness our collective energy to advocate for policies and candidates that reflect our values, and collaborate with our partners to elect more women and progressives candidates to office. The coordinated campaign will build upon Women’s March’s ongoing work uplifting the voices and campaigns of the nation’s most marginalized communities to create transformative social and political change.
About 60 local organizations will take part. There will be sign-making at 1272 Delaware Avenue from noon until 1pm; the march and speakers begin in Niagara Square at 1:30pm. It’ll be beautiful and cold on Sunday. Read more here.