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Sister Marches Go Global

Local  Sister Rallies and/or Marches are in Montpelier,  Putney  Brattleboro,  Keene,   Greenfield and Northampton..    There may still be seats on the bus leaving from Putney VT to Washington D.C. 

Brattleboro Update:    From noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, there will be a SIster Vigil at Pliny Park, at Main and High Streets in Brattleboro, to stand in solildarity with marchers in Washington, D.C

Sister Marches Press Releases
Media Contact: Tina Cassidy

Women’s Marches Planned for all 50 States and More Than 40 Other Global Cities Grassroots Efforts from Sydney to Atlanta Could Top 1 Million Participants Organizing for Freedom and Democracy for All

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - The Women’s March on Washington has inspired nearly 300 other ‘sister marches’ to take place on Jan. 21. All 50 states and Puerto Rico are confirmed to have at least one grassroots-led march on that day, as well as 55 global cities on six continents, from Tokyo to Sydney, Nairobi to Paris to Bogotá.

“This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots global movement that is growing everyday. More than 500,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and the world in just a matter of weeks,” said Boston-based national sister march spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel, who became a U.S. citizen last fall. “The aggregate turnout has the potential to exceed 1 million marchers. What makes this movement even more special is that people who have never been politically active before are now mobilizing.”

While each person may have their own reasons for marching, the mission is to bring people together to take a stand on issues that deeply impact all of us. The marches will seek to reaffirm the core American values of freedom and democracy for all at a time when many fear that their voices will be lost, specifically related to women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental rights, rights for all races, and religious freedom.

Spearheaded by first time-organizers and seasoned activists, the marches are bringing together people of all backgrounds, races, religions, gender identities, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants. While led by women, all are welcome to attend the marches. More than 300,000 people have signed up on Facebook to attend a local march, in addition to approximately 200,000 who have said they will attend the Women’s March on Washington.

Each march will have its own program, from music and speeches to a rally at a suffragist’s grave in upstate New York, to a verbal “human mosaic” of people in Napa Valley sharing their vision for the future. In Maui, the march will begin with a moment of silence followed by a Hawaiian blessing. In Birmingham, Ala., marchers will gather at the 16th Baptist Church, an iconic civil rights site. In Berlin, the march, to be held Jan. 20, will end at the Brandenburg Gate.

“We need to stand united in the fight for justice and recognition of our shared humanity,” said Little Rock, Ark.’s sister march organizer and Be the Change Alliance founder Gwendolynn Combs, who has never been politically active before now. “The Women's March for Arkansas strives to build that momentum by uniting, educating, and empowering new activists, exposing them to new ideas, and providing direction while connecting them to advocacy organizations.”
“We’re excited that women across the nation and the world are organizing to stand together in solidarity. Our unity will send a strong and clear message that women and our allies will protect our rights, our health, our safety and our communities,” said Bob Bland, a co-chair of Women’s March on Washington. “These sister marches show a powerful and inclusive movement, which is just as crucial as the thousands who will travel to D.C."

For a complete list of the marches, or to find the march nearest you, visit the Women's March on Washington’s sister march international directory.

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-on-Washington-1338822066131069/ 
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/womensmarch and the hashtag #sistermarch
INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/womensmarch


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Find your local rally

Here is the link to all sister rallies (and their allies) held around the world:


Good to know about

This seems like a good way for people who can't make it all the way to DC to be able to show affinity for the bigger march.

One question I hear when I mention the Women's March is "can men participate?" and the answer is a resounding yes.

So, Brattleboro, how about something here?


Lots of marches close by

I imagine a march wasn't organized for Brattleboro because many residents are heading to Boston or DC and there is a march up north. Also many smaller marches in Western Mass so there are certainly plenty of options to be a part of this massive outpouring of protest, truth and peaceful rebellion against the presidency of hate. I hope lots of men show up at all the marches. The horror that will become a reality on January 20th affects everyone (unless you're a rich, white conservative male and then not so much).


Statistically, most women are housewife’s

The opposing forces that lace throughout humanity can never, and will never, cancel out each other. The pendulum of civil strife swings in an eternal dichotomous to and fro as each gain and lose their ground.

To this very day the history of people is patriarchal, as defined as, relating to or characteristic of a system of society or government controlled by men. The majority of people on the planet do not live under a matriarchy. Nor will they do so for most of the time of unsustainability that humans have left to them. And, neither will we ever see large-scale coexistence as long as man's religion underpins the foundations of society.

So, what’s left?


“The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.” ~Mark Twain



As journalists say: Always check the fact.

U.S. Census statistics do not appear to corroborate the assertion that: "Statistically, most women are housewife’s (sic)." The figure for woman ages 20-64 are that 71.1% are in the workforce, suggesting that fewer than 30% are "housewives." (People age 65 and above who are not employed or looking for work are considered by the Census to be retired.)




My comment and Twain's quote is about the human race, as in "people on the planet." I never mentioned the U.S. Moreover, the demonstrations are worldwide. Furthermore, as I said, "the history of people is patriarchal" and the horrors of patriarchy is worldwide.

Nevertheless, just to play along, I had trouble opening the link you provided. Don't know if anyone else did, but, I don't mind being corrected, as it were, but a working link, about working (US) women, even if it's not the point, is always useful.

As journalists say: Always check the fact. (sic)


Working, Hands-On Sisters

Not entirely related  to marching really, but in case you didn’t see this

MONTPELIER — Anyone looking for money from the Vermont Legislature will have to go through a formidable pair of sisters first.

Rep. Catherine "Kitty" Toll assumed the chairmanship of the state House Appropriations Committee this month, opposite her older sister, Sen. Jane Kitchel, who has led the Senate Appropriations Committee since 2011.

For Toll and Kitchel, both Democrats who live in the most conservative part of ultra-liberal Vermont, it's a recognition of their abilities that follows a lifetime of service and being immersed in current events, all a part of their family life for well over half a century.


Sister Vigil in Brattleboro

Quote from another Post:
By Maggie Cassidy | Wed, January 18 2017

"If You Can't Get On A Bus, Come And Stand With Us!

From noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, there will be a SIster Vigil at Pliny Park, at Main and High Streets in Brattleboro, to stand in solildarity with marchers in Washington, D.C. -- and all over the world (https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters).

There may be many people in the area who would like to join the Women's March but will be staying here for whatever reason. This vigil is for them -- for us. "


Another March nearby

Putney Womens March
Sat January 21
12 to 1 p.m
Meet outside Gleanery


Better than expected

Better than expected..
Beautiful start..



Here is the link to photos of the Women's March World Wide


I really like (especially) the one from Budapest!



I watched a fair amount of the DC event on C-Span. That was a pretty well-organized event - they kept the speakers and entertainment moving along and packed a lot in.

J. Bob, Janelle Monae, and many others offered up some good words. I was telling Lise that it has been a long time since we've heard the voice of activists - everyone took a nap during the Obama years - and for me, I find it to be a good boosts to my system, like a good meal.

It lifts me up when I hear inspiring people and views. Other people being passionate about issues energizes me. It reminds me of what is important. It's nice to see real people and real faces.

I also like reading all the signs - another artistic expression that we've been without for the last 8 years. Some are really clever - "We Shall Overcomb!" cracked me up.

I also like seeing DC. I was a bit confused at first, expecting the march on the mall but it wasn't - they took over Independence Ave... a really long, wide street that goes behind the Air & Space Museum down to the tidal basin. Once I got oriented it made more sense.


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