Group of 10 marchers

Jack Cockerill
Why I Am Joining The March : Because I am terrified that as my joints deteriorate from my chronic illness, I will not have access to the care I need. Because I am afraid that the hate speech on the rise in my country will endanger the lives of me and my friends.

Vicki Crouser
Why I Am Joining The March : To protest racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. as the list of horrors accompanying the incoming administration seems never ending. I’m dependent on ACA. I’m a rape survivor. I have daughters and grandchildren. And what I want for all of us is not a part of the Trump rhetoric.

Gina Robinson
Why I Am Joining The March : I am marching because of the future for my granddaughters. I want them to not be demonized because of their gender. I have an autoimmune condition that prevents me from being in crowds but I am glad to lend my voice to stand up for myself and all women!

Melissa Joy
Why I Am Joining the March:  To stand up against greed and hate and fight for love, equality, diversity and specifically for affordable healthcare for all.  I’m unable to make it to the Woman’s march because I am limited by a chronic disorder characterized by physical pain and fatigue. I’ll be there in spirit and am inspired by this event. I’m an artist, art historian and sometimes tutor. In the last few years I’ve become increasingly interested in politics and activism.  I’m limited in so many ways but I want to do what I can to make the world better and resist people and movements such as Donald Trump.

Linda Smith Rutledge: I would like to be part of the March because I believe in women’s right. I also believe in kindness, inclusiveness, and doing good work ethically. I strongly oppose Donald Trump’s assumption of the presidency. I am dismayed at Russian interference in this election. I don’t believe that Trump shares any of my values. I don’t think he will serve this country well or diligently or ethically. I believe he will be breaking the laws of the land from the moment he is sworn in. If so, he should be impeached and removed from office immediately. I am a retired federal worker.

Annette: I’m here to support and join other women.

Marie Rose: I’m here to support and join other women.

Dorine Knobloch: I want to join the March for two reasons; for its original purpose to remind America, we, as citizens, we got to stop this violence that is occurring in our Country and hurting and killing our children. As a Mother, this is a big concern and something I’d fight for, peace in America. Secondly, with President-elect Donald Trump and his team saying they are going to make it more difficult for the disabled to get insurance and perhaps mess with our Welfare too? How can we support our families and live? Especially, in my case, being divorced and single with a teenager girl. I am marching, in the hopes he will reconsider his action plan and come up with a better one, that will benefit EVERYONE!

Jenn Wolff: I can’t be in DC and have been in and out of the hospital for the last 6 months. As an advocate and wheelchair user, I am scared.

Misty: I join you as a defender of human rights!

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