On Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Inauguration Day, more than 200,000 marchers are expected in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. In support, people across America, from small towns to major cities, will hold solidarity marches, and I, along with numerous women and men from all over the Napa Valley, have decided to organize a local Women’s March here in downtown Napa.
Women’s March Napa Valley, beginning 10 a.m., Saturday Jan. 21 at the south Oxbow parking lot, is not a protest against the legitimacy of the election nor even against our newly inaugurated president. It is a non-violent rallying cry — an affirmative message to the new administration that “women’s rights are human rights.”
As a single mother of three sons, I hope Women’s March Napa Valley will serve as a model of peaceful demonstration for our young men and women, girls and boys, who will be the leaders of tomorrow. I’ll be marching to show my sons that everyone deserves to grow up in a country ruled by love and compassion for our fellow humans, no matter gender, color, creed, or orientation.
I march to stand down to bigotry and misogyny. I march for the preservation of kindness and basic human decency.
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