Group of 10 Marchers

Nora Roth-Cohen: Why I Am Joining The March : I am a woman and have daughters!😺

Fay Baker: Comment: I have been upset because I cannot do the walking required for the March on Saturday, but I would live to participate!

Sally Lashley: Comment: I have Lupus and am unable to march but I am there in spirit. I march to protect the ACA . I march for all the marginalized people of this country. I march for Newtown and all the other communities affected by gun violence. I march because it is our right to do so.

I am KAM Mc Callum-Gesher a 77 year old lesbian activist from Richmond CA.  I am thrilled to have this option to the actual march planned in Oakland.  It is so very important for our voices, all of them, to be recognized and heard.  As someone who now has limited mobility due to arthritis i want my concern and opposition to Donald Trump’s election and support for our resisting his agenda counted.  May we all do whatever we can to ensure freedom and safety for all people of the U.S.
kam/karunananda

Allegra Knight: I march because we are greater than fear. I march to show our government that I am watching and will not tolerate infringement on human rights. I march as someone with a chronic, invisible illness who depends on my insurance covering me with a pre-existing condition. I march because our Constitution allows me to do so, unlike many other countries. Biographical statement: I am a 45 year old woman fighting chronic Lyme disease, which stole my vibrant and active life from me. Thank you all for marching on my behalf!

Ashley
Statement:
I am a designer, artist, friend, sister, student, and a mentor.
For me, the Disability March gives me the opportunity to show my support without provoking my anxiety, which causes me to have panic attacks when in large crowds. I am grateful to those who have put it together to share our voices.
As a human, I feel it’s important for me to speak up in the face of the new administration to show that support for all those discriminated against will not die. It doesn’t matter who you are, what your religion/sexuality/race/birth country/gender/sex, how much money you make, or if you are disabled — you should not be told you are lesser. You should not be treated as lesser. You are a human and you deserve the same rights as everyone else.
This is the time when we as a nation are called to action to show that no one is alone in the fight for equal rights and against discrimination of all kinds. While the social climate has been improved compared to the time of the United States’ conception, that does not mean discrimination does not still exist. Clearly, by our president-elect and the actions of a terrible amount of individuals in this past year alone, it does.
We will continue to fight for what is right.
Marching is one way to do that.
Ori: Why I Am Joining The March : Hillary Clinton was president wife and senator and she is a nice person. Michelle Obama and Barack Obama is moving out.
Name: Julianne Cherne
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a woman with autism and was just diagnosed with schizophrenia. I am joining the march because we have fought for rights which Trump wants to take away. We must have health care, including mental health care. We depend on Medicare. We depend on SSI to survive. We are people, and we have rights. We are not going away and we will not be quiet. It is time to fight!
Hi, my name is Nina Wegener. I was so happy to read about this virtual march as the logistics of joining either the march in DC or the local march in NYC would be logistically difficult for me. I am a 70 year old psychotherapist (social worker) who opposes virtually everything Trump stands for. I went into my profession wanting to help marginalized an disenfranchised people, and have dedicated my practice to helping women and men who have been sexually abused and/or assaulted. My husband is a retired labor lawyer and has spent his professional life serving unions and working people. Four years ago I developed peripheral neuropathy as a result of radiation treatment for anal cancer and my mobility is severely limited. Prior to that I was very active, walking 3-4 miles several times a week and hiking in the woods every Saturday morning. In the course of my life I have attended many marches, both in DC, against the Vietnam war and more recently the Million Moms March, as well as marches in NYC. I was upset that I would not be able to attend this one. I am “marching” today because I believe in this wonderful country that embodies the freedoms described in the Bill of Rights and assures those freedoms for ALL PEOPLE.  But with those freedoms comes the responsibility of every citizen to insure that those freedoms are not infringed upon. Today I am exercising both my freedom AND my responsibility.
Maryann Wood: I’ve worked so hard to get back to work despite having Fibromyalgia. My heart is marching for an America of opportunity for everyone.

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