Sedona AZ (December 20, 2017) – Organizers of last year’s Sedona Women’s March have announced an anniversary March for January 20, 2018, starting at 10AM. Marchers will gather at Creative Gateways, 45 Birch Blvd. off SR89A (across from Whole Foods) in West Sedona and march to Vino di Sedona, 2575 SR89A, to rally there, on the back patio.
Following last year’s presidential election, 1500 people took part in Sedona’s Women’s March. Collectively, marches, rallies and events that took place around the country represented the largest protest in US history. Since then, there has been a surge of activism that has resulted in new organizations being formed and in a record number of women and progressive candidates running for political office at every level – and winning. In Virginia, women unseated a total of 11 Republican male incumbents in the House of Delegates. In Alabama, Doug Jones defeated Trump-backed Republican candidate Roy Moore.
Political and social activism has grown, notably the “Me Too” movement that has empowered women to speak out about sexual misconduct. As women increasingly recognize the power of their vote, attention is turning to the 2018 congressional mid-term elections, as well as to local and state elections. Every state office will be up for election in Arizona in 2018.
The march and rally will feature speakers from local organizations addressing a variety of issues and encouraging voter turnout. Voter registration information will be available. Box lunches can be pre-ordered by calling the restaurant. The march is open to everyone and signs will be available, although marchers are encouraged to bring their own, on issues that are important to them.
Proudly marched in LA before recently moving to Tempe. Please keep me informed. Thanks! — Marta
I would march if this were a march about sexism, but it’s not. According to its platform, it is a march to promote a socialist agenda that includes Sharia Law.
This is an anti-Trump march. After a year in office, even tho I did not vote for him (I didn’t vote for Clinton either) I am pleasantly surprised. Trump gave me a generous tax cut, if I decide not to carry insurance, I won’t be penalized. I grew up in a military family and for the first time in years, servicemen are getting a raise and has enhanced the Veteran’s Care Act. I am grateful that he has exposed the pedophilia in the country. He has achieved many of the campaign promises he made despite the lack of help he’s received from the Republican Party and the obstructionists in Congress. With just 1 year in office Trump’s accomplishment list is growing and growing yet the main stream media does not cover the good he is doing.
The women who march are only marching because of the hate in their hearts. They aren’t subjected to the harsh treatment they claim — I have seen the change over the years. Women can sue for sexual harassment now – when I started working years ago it was unheard of. Women have good access to healthcare, education, and equal pay for equal work. We have come a long way – I’d join in on the march if it weren’t so.
I’d join in the march if they were looking for some common ground – or if they had focus. Even the women don’t know what they are marching for – well, until the Golden Globes and now they have embraced the sexual assault meme. It’s true – men have sexually assaulted women and touched them inappropriately – but that’s been true since the beginning of time. They recite “grab them by the pussy,” and yet those who complain the loudest have also been caught on camera doing the same. Again, this is an excuse to berate the president and in times like these, is this the best idea?
I know many women who are planning on marching, who marched last year, and all I can do is shake my head. ARe they aware of the platform? Or are they just so angry that Hillary lost that they will march unknowingly for Sharia law to be legal in the US? Not OK. I’m staying home.
OH and BTW: if you are pro-life you aren’t invited to march.
For all the reasons you are not marching, Victoria, I am driving 500 miles to attend. We need to stay focused on Trump as the personification of a number of horrors passing as political beliefs.
Victoria Smalls says:
January 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm
I would march if this were a march about sexism, but its not. According to its platform, it is a march to promote a socialist agenda that includes Sharia Law.
Oh really? Sharia Law how did we all miss that? Please show us.
You say Again, this is an excuse to berate the president and in times like these, is this the best idea? Yes, yes, Trump is a sexiest pig.
Trump is the worst of the worst , you say I would march if this were a march about sexism,Women can sue for sexual harassment now ,oh, yes and Trumps is being sued for sexual harassment. 23 woman have come out and said Trump has sexual harassed them………. Can you march now?
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