Thousands expected to attend Spokane Women’s March

Thousands expected to attend Spokane Women’s March

An historic movement sparked this time last year will reignite this weekend across the country through demonstrations. Last year, millions of people wore pink hats as they participated in the largest single-day demonstration in the history of the United States. Activists promise to return to the streets this weekend to address issues like voter registration and suppression.

The main rally is planned for Las Vegas, NV after the deadly shooting there. Local marches are also scheduled across other cities, including Spokane, Seattle, and Missoula, MT.

Murphy Sullivan, Spokane Women’s Persistence March emcee, said now is the time to come together to fight injustices and serve the community. She noted that this is not aimed at protesting or advocating for one specific thing.

“We march for families that are being ripped apart right now. We march for people that are losing their human dignity and their human rights. That’s what we are marching for. That’s what this is about. It’s not about politics,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan noted that both congressional candidates Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown are featured speakers that are asked to show what they can do for the community.

Attendees are asked to meet at the Red Wagon at Riverfront Park in Spokane at noon Sunday. The march will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will follow the same downtown route as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. March. This year’s ending spot is at the convention center in downtown Spokane, which Sullivan said has room for more than 10,000 people.