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Second Sister March Planned

Another Sister March is in the works.

A Women’s March was held on January 21st of last year in Washington DC, with several Sister Marches held in other cities, including locally across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

An anniversary Sister March on the Bridge will be held on Sunday, January 21st in conjunction with another Women’s March, located this year in Las Vegas.

The focus of this year’s march is “Power to the Polls” and also includes other women’s issues such as equal pay for equal work, reproductive choice, and sexual harassment.

Marchers will gather on the Houghton side of the Bridge at 1pm.

Here is the full press release on the Sister March:

What:   Sister March

When:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

Time:   1:00 P.M.

Where: Portage Lift Bridge – gather on the Houghton side prior

Bring:   Bring signs about issues you care about.  Women’s issues are human issues.

Last year, a contingent of women from the Copper Country traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on January 21. Approximately 500 women, men, and young people participated locally in a Sister March on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Five million people march world-wide.

We marched for “ a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected and our planet is safe from destruction. Grounded in the nonviolent ideology of the Civil Rights movement, the Women’s March was the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history and one of the largest in world history.”

This year on Sunday, January 21 at 1 pm, members of that DC contingent will join an anniversary Sister March on the Bridge in conjunction with another Women’s March this year located in Las Vegas and Sister Marches around the country and the world.

The focus of these marches is “Power to the Polls” but, like last year, a variety of issues will be addressed. Women’s issues are multiple. They include caring about equal pay for equal work, reproductive choice, sexual harassment, and more.

However, women are people and care about the environment, the health of Lake Superior, climate change, renewable energy, health care, education, taxes, immigration, and peace in the world, issues that concern many groups and organizations in our community.

The organizers of the Sister March invite members of the community to join the march and bring signs about issues of concern. Marches will gather on the Houghton side of the Bridge prior to the March.

For more information contact sburack@pasty.net or 906 482 3270

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