#WomensMarchOnNJ : “Women United, Together We Rise”
This event is a sister march of the Women's March on Washington.
Trenton, N.J. - On Saturday, January 21, 2017, women and their allies will unite at the War Memorial and State House in Trenton, New Jersey. This, in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of marchers in Washington, DC and the 170+ sister marches held simultaneously across the U.S. and globally.
Where: Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ 08608
Who: A diverse coalition of women and allies, including a diversified steering committee of organizations, legislators, and individual activists as well as a multitude of sponsors.
What: We meet at Patriot’s Theater at the War Memorial for a speaking program. Participants will then march 1/2 mile to the steps of the State House to take a People’s Pledge and hear a call-to-action.
Participants at this peaceful march will use their collective voice to send the message that they expect their civil and human rights to be upheld and protected by the state and federal government.
“This march is about recognizing the strength that lies in our diverse communities and the empowerment that comes with setting aside differences for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families here in New Jersey,” said Elizabeth Meyer, founder of the Women’s March on New Jersey, “We want to move forward, not backwards. Human decency has been tossed aside. A gauntlet has been thrown down and we are here to answer the call. ”
Reproductive rights and healthcare access are top concerns of participants.
“New Jersey has always been a state that stands up for reproductive rights,” said Christine Sadovy, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ. “We march to show that New Jersey’s women, men, and families aren’t backing down – our state’s commitment to women’s health care will continue to get stronger in 2017 and beyond.”
Deb Huber, President of National Organization for Women of New Jersey, adds, “It is important for our march to make it clear to the new administration and to the world that there is no mandate to backtrack on social progress. We will unite to resist any attempt to do so.”
For a complete list of partners and more march details, please visit the March’s official website or the event's Facebook page.