Group of 40 marchers

Name: Hannah Lipschutz
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining to riase my voice and advocate my rights as both a person with disabilities as well as a support of other of verying identities

Jill Weissman: Why I Am Joining The March : Can not navigate the throngs of people (YEA!!) that will be there.

Maggie Lovill: Why I Am Joining The March : Marching for our future generations


Jana: Why I Am Joining The March : MS had Limited my walking abilities but not my brain.

Crystal Hird: Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because I am a disabled woman with concerns about my healthcare and the future of women’s rights in America.

Jill: Why I Am Joining The March : To protest the incoming administration and its policies.

Tami Cowles: Why I Am Joining The March : I would love to be in DC with the Pantsuit Nation, matching for women’s rights, for equality for all, for less hate and more hope. But I can’t for any number of reasons. We need to speak out, to show up, to stand firm and tall and proud and to say that we will not allow the country to backslide, we will not allow the minorities to be vilified.

Pamela Irish: Why I Am Joining The March : All women need to stand up for the right to be treated as equals and not as slaves to the male population. Even if you are disabled whether it’s permanent or temporary you can still stand up for yourself and others and show everyone we are capable of doing many things. Physical and mental disability doesn’t mean you can’t use your mind, voice and spirit to show how strong all women are. So I am JOINING THE MARCH for all my past,present and future women of the world to make the world a better place and better way of life for all. Not just women for everyone because we all need to be there for everyone else. Peace love and happiness should be free for all.

Steve Womack: Why I Am Joining The March : The Republican Party in trying to control this government and essentially all of us through illegal and unacceptable means. Their Citizen United ruling aloud the wealthy 1% yo use their money to buy politicians, sway state elections and pollute election adds with lies and fake news.
Over the last two decades they have used control of state government for redistricting , changing or reducing polling stations and added strict voter id laws all to minimize the minority vote. There deplorable and illegal refusal to give President Obamas Supreme Court Justice a vote clears show that their priorities are Power and total Control and the citizens are not a consideration.

Kim Longley: Why I Am Joining The March : I believe that the new Administration is dangerous to America. It is against all our values and should be scrutinized every step of the way

Alejandrea Leon:
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because I’m a woman who has empathy for all who are being hurt because of Trump’s discourse and actions.

Rebecca Heinze: Why I Am Joining The March : I was too young to march with Martin Luther King but I can be here with you today! We must do all we can to make our voices heard.

Gigi Jabara: Why I Am Joining The March : Women are the backbone of our society and it is past time they are treated equally. No woman should have to worry about access to fundamental health care. Just because our bodies can require extra care, doesn’t mean we should pay more, or not have access. I stand by Planned Parenthood. I stand with the millions of women in our country who deserve basic rights.

Olivia Green: Why I Am Joining The March : Because I am a woman who deserves to be able to go in public without fear of being assaulted, because I, and my family, are disabled and we deserve dignity as well…and because I am a human being and will not allow this hate to further infest our country. I will resist as long as there is breath in my body.

Shirley “Diane” Kalas: Why I Am Joining The March : I feel that our democracy, our equality, freedom of the press, our environment and many human rights are being threatened by the policies of our president-elect and the people he has chosen/is choosing in his administration. I am 84, wear a leg brace and use a walker, thus cannot physically participate in the march, but will be there in heart, mind & spirit~!

Michelle Stader: Why I Am Joining The March : I have two severely disabled boys. They are not able to travel and I am not able to leave them because I am the primary caregiver. Though they have intellectual disabilities, they are shocked that the future leader of the free world dares to mock people with disabilities, women, people from other countries and people of other religions .

Renee Marcinkoski: Why I Am Joining The March : I don’t believe Trump is qualified to be our president, in fact he is the opposite anything we would want as our leader. He has no respect for anyone including women or any other race. He mocked the disabled. Have rheumatoid arthritis and several other autoimmune diseases. I would love to be in DC for the walk but I am unable to travel. I send my strength to you.

Linda Turna: Why I Am Joining The March : Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all loose.
America I know most of you see it, feel it and know what’s coming. I hope the rest of your wake up just the same and hold this man accountable.

Steve Bouler:
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march despite my MS because Trump represents everything I stand against. Hatred, bigotry, intolerance, ignorance, and sexism have no place in America.

Sue Kelly: Why I Am Joining The March : In support of the LGBTQ community, women and Planned Parenthood, immigrants and refugees, and minorities.

Christel: Why I Am Joining The March : I am dedicated to the protection and advancement of oppressed groups who will suffer under Trump, including immigrants and people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, and poor people. I believe it is vital to defend and uplift people who are suffering at the hands of systemic disadvantages and that Trump will undo what little is already in place to help them.

Paula Noble: Why I Am Joining The March : I fear that our country will return to a restricted country for women under the new administration. We have worked so hard for women’s liberation and trump threatens to undo all the progress we’ve made. He does not represent the majority because never struggled to survive like we have. We can do better.

Theresa Veasey: Why I Am Joining The March : I am a disabled music teacher. I would storm the gates of heaven to stop this man and his minions if I could. I March to honor Clinton who was cheated put of the presidency by acts of treason. I March for women’s reproductive rights as I was allowed a safe, affordable, abortion by law and that should never change. I March for the thousands of music students I taught in my career. Also for my Jewish Husband and his mixed race grandchildren. I honor all women that marched for me in history by joining their ranks.
Dorene Peplau:
Why I Am Joining The March : I march for people with disabilities and stand up for equal rights for all. I cannot physically march because of ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis,so I will be on a disability march.

Karl Hopkins: Why I Am Joining The March : I have to take care of an injured loved one, and have an aversion to crowds.

Sharon Robinson:
Why I Am Joining The March : I marched in the historic ERA March and women’s rights have been a passion for 40 years. I have taught women’s history. It would be a grievous insult to Stanton, Anthony, Catt and the millions of women who fought for us not to fight for our daughters and granddaughters.

Laurie Roskam:
Why I Am Joining The March : I want my voice heard!

Sonia: Why I Am Joining The March : Stop hate

girlwhocares: Why I Am Joining The March : To Stand with everyone that wants to make a difference and make a make a much change the world needs today and everyday

Kimberlee: Why I Am Joining The March : I have been living wit MS , Multiple Scolrosis for 35 years. This makes it impossible for me to attend the march in person. But I am there in my mind and heart. I believe in equal rights and ways of living for everyone. We are the same. The world would be beautiful if we just all believed this. Peace, is what we all live for.

Martha: Why I Am Joining The March : My daughter is dying of Lyme

Jennifer Ross: Why I Am Joining The March : I am still with Hillary. Donald Trump isn’t qualified. He is a liar, egotistical, delusional, racist, sexist, doesn’t pay bills, stole money through Trump ‘University’, doesn’t pay vendors and others for products used in his businesses and labor, sent his business overseas to cheap workshops where low-sodium laborers make his clothing amd other products, takes credit for successes that are misrepresented, mocks amd bullies others, has created and enflamed others to verbally and physically abuse others, encouarges people to bring out the worst in others, has nominated consistently those who have no experience in given fields to cabinet level posts, and has said the most deplorable…most negative…comments about credible intelligence to those who have been high level intelligence agency and other ranking security public servants. His overall character is flawed obviously. And his mental capacity is far below the caliber of someone wielding unlimited power in government. I believe he overestimate his own abilities amd thought processes and that this will create great harm in governing.

Toni Rininger: Why I Am Joining The March : To have our message heard.
Shauna Riedel: Why I Am Joining The March : I believe in equal rights for all, that our diversity of religions and origins makes us stronger as a country, that love trumps hate, that climate change is real, and that women are not objects to be grabbed or treated like property.

Chrissy Jordan:
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m marching because neurodivergent people deserve rights, recognition, respect, and dignity. a president who dehumanizes people with disabilities is morally unfit for the job. I am human. I am sapient. I will never surrender in the fight for justice.

Why I Am Joining The March : Sex workers, especially Black trans women and femmes, and also Black LGBT people, especially women and femmes in poverty, are excluded from the feminist movement. The intersectional axes of oppression are not acknowledged by anyone and the criminalization of Black femme sex workers leads to mass incarceration and genocide.

Mary E. Halpin: Why I Am Joining The March : The 60’s The 70’s. every decade I have been vocal and active in issues relating to human justice. Especially for women and the alien in our land I am compelled to once again to raise my voice and commit to action. My home march is in Denver but I am not well enough to take part(I did have wheelchair pushers lined up though). Thank you for making this possible

Amber Haug: Why I Am Joining The March : I want to be a part of the change we need, especially at this time. Everyone’s voice needs to be heard.

Lori Busatto:
Why I Am Joining The March : Because women’s rights are human rights.
Because disability rights are human rights.








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