Women's March coming to Northeast Pennsylvania on Jan. 19
In the wake of the 2018 midterms that propelled an unprecedented wave of women to Congress, Action Together NEPA announces a Women’s March in Wilkes-Barre in coordination with sister marches in cities and communities across the globe. The local march is one of hundreds happening nationwide on Jan. 19, 2019, commemorating the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.
“On Jan. 19, people from around the country will unite in Washington, DC, to make their voices heard,” said Cindy Malkemes, the chairwoman of Action Together NEPA’s March committee. “We’ve been organizing locally to advocate for the policies that matter to us, and impact women’s lives, and we’re flooding the streets in solidarity with our sisters in DC to remind the country that NEPA resists.”
Two years after the historic 2017 Women’s March that was the largest single-day protest in US history, women, femmes, and allies will march in towns, cities and communities from Wilkes-Barre to San Francisco as part of a nationwide #WomensWave.
“The 2017 Women’s March galvanized this country and birthed a new wave of the women’s rights movement,” said Malkemes. “That wave is taking to the streets, here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and nationwide, and we’re coming with an agenda.”
• Who: Action Together NEPA
• What: NEPA Women’s March
• When: Jan. 19, at 11 a.m.
• Where: Kirby Park, marching to Public Square
For more information on the NEPA Women’s March, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2230688876964736.
For more information on Women’s Marches around the country, visit womensmarch.com.
Action Together NEPA is a grassroots activist organization dedicated to community action, political advocacy and real progress. The organization started in the wake of the 2016 presidential election as an extension of the viral Facebook group Pantsuit Nation (PSN) and has grown to more than 300 oficial members with active chapters in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Columbia counties.
Women’s March harnesses the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
Action Together NEPA