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Busloads from Pike join second Women's March


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  • The Women's March in Philadelphia (Photo provided)




  • The Women's March in Philadelphia (Photo provided)




By Anya Tikka

— Two buses went to the second Women's March in Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 21, joining thousands of marchers both in the United States and around the world.

Organizer Ed Gragert from the Delaware Valley Democratic Club said after the story about the march ran in the Courier, he got many more calls, and two buses had to be booked. They departed from in front of the K-Mart in Matamoras at 6:30 a.m.

Between 20,000 to 30,000 marchers took part in the Philadephia march, Gragert estimated. About 70 percent were women, and 30 percent men.

“People came back motivated and energized,” said. “Some people from the State of Pennsylvania came to give speeches.”

He quoted the newly elected city controller, Rebecca Rhynhart: “Philadelphia has never had a woman mayor. Pennsylvania has never had a woman governor. Pennsylvania has never had a female senator. Pennsylvania is 40th out of 50 states in terms of female representation in politics.”

Gragert said there were many creative signs at the march. But all attention now is switching from marching to voting in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

Many women who have never run for office are doing so for the first time. Gragert said he’s also encouraged by the recent ruling by Pennsylvania Supreme Court to strike down gerrymandering.



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