Group of 93 marchers

Rhonda Rhodes: Why I Am Joining The March : I’m convinced that Trump will usher in the most disastrous government that the USA has ever had.

 

Jenni Carlsen: Why I Am Joining The March : In solidarity with women, specifically my community of LBGT women, I march and stand with you. I see you for the beautiful, diverse and strong force that you are. We are all in this together.

 

Juanita Stephens: Why I Am Joining The March : I was in car accident an can’t walk that much

 

Ann: Why I Am Joining The March : Because what is happening in America could mean the end of civilization, since nobody is holding the president elect ad his cronies responsible! It’s madness and I don’t understand where checks ad balances have gone.

 

Cyndi Haynes: Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march to stand up to hate. Plain and simple. I’m joining the march to stand up for my marriage, my health, my family, and my friends.

 

Miriam L IOSUPOVICI

Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining The March for all the women, men and children with invisible disabilities who cannot march due to their symptoms. We need more research and treatment funding, understanding and access. The incoming administration will not be supporting us, so we will need more private research money and continuing protest. Fight to protect SSI and Medicare so we can live with some measure of dignity.

 

Susan Walker: Why I Am Joining The March : My name is Susan Walker and I have autism and it can get very overwhelming to be in a place full of people so I am joning the online march because Donald trump is a ignorant bigot and although I can’t be there I’ll be praying for everyone

 

Kimberley Bauman: Why I Am Joining The March : For my sons that are soon to be adults that are left behind if social security, and regional funding is gone. Don’t let us down!!!!!!

 

Bry: Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because I believe in everything good that the new administration is against. Equality should be a norm, not an elusive goal.

 

Michelle Benavides:
Why I Am Joining The March : As a younger woman, I proudly took part in many demonstrations and marches. With my ability to walk and stand for long periods of time severely compromised, I’ll do this instead. We must stand up for, and with, each other.

 
Carin Gurliaccio

Why I Am Joining The March : I’m female and disabled, that means I have two strikes against me wîth Trump and/or republican control. This is an unacceptable way of life. We all have to fight somehow!

 

Myka M.:
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the March to stand up for equal rights for women’s rights,for disabled persons,for minorities,and human rights. Making my voice heard because all of this matters & can’t be ignored.

 

Kate: Why I Am Joining The March : I am marching for peace.Women’s rights.Free Speech.Social Security. Same sex marriage. Health care and College for everyone at a small fee. Open boarders.World Peace…Amen

 

Robyn Dunne:
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a cancer surviver. The current after effects of radiation treatment are keeping me from marching in San Luis Obispo, California. So here I am marching online!

 

Name: Barbara Bergmann
Why I Am Joining The March : Though I am physically incapable of marching, I still stand for a Womans Right To Choose what happens to her body. I still stand for Roe vs Wade and am angry at the state laws to undermine it. I suppoert Obama care and allowing medicare and social security to remain untouched. I whole heartedly support the laws that protect college women to have rights and protedtion in the case of campus rapes and deplore the effort to deny victims their rights. I am tired of being labeled an entitlement when I am a person with disabilities. We are women not pawns in some religous political game. I am also sickened by the thugs who have been selected for cabinette positions under the Trump administration. I could go on and on but will stop there. I may not march but my spirit is there standing with all the grandmothers, mothers and daughters who walk to protest the wrongs being committed even before the inauguration.

 

Name: Rev Lupita Alonso-Redondo
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a 2nd generation US citizen Latina, bi-cultural and bi-lingual who believes that persons with disabilities are persons of worth. I am also a woman of faith, courage and strength, a wife, a mother, a pastor and professional who happens to have a physical disability. I have worked since I was eighteen, and I am participating in this march because I want President Trump to know that persons with disabilities deserve respect – we don’t want pity or hand-downs, we want what we have earned through hard work and service to our communities.

 

Name: Sandra Spencer
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a 69 yr old below the knee amputee in San Diego. I am battling a bout of pneumonia so I can not attend our local March. I have been an activist since the Vietnam War. I attended marches in NYC and Washington then. Through the years I’ve been involved in women’s issues, immigration issues and healthcare issues over the past 4 decades. I believed in Hillary Clinton and have been depressed since her loss. I feel with each and every bit of news and tweet from trump, women are moving backward. I want to be included in working to change the policies of the new administration for women and for all people.
I am a 69 yr old below the knee amputee in San Diego. I am battling a bout of pneumonia so I can not attend our local March. I have been an activist since the Vietnam War. I attended marche

 

Name: M. Shuker
Why I Am Joining The March : The incoming administration is preparing to change the lives of myself and my friends, and not for our betterment. Due to am invisible disability, I cannot march in person, but i can send my support to the cause!

 

Name: Christina Lundgaard
Why I Am Joining The March : Because my kids deserve a better place to live. because being disabled is hard enough without having to fight every step to have and keep my health care. Because i shouldn’t have to explain to my kids that our president is a rude, racist, foul mouthed, ego driven fool, who worries more about his buddies than the average people of this country. Its time for a revolutionary step forward, and even if my body wont let me, my heart and soul will still fight for whats right.

 

Name: Jessie Quinn
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m joining this march on behalf of my 4 year old granddaughter, Laken. I want her to grow up in a nation where all people are treated equally. I want her to be free from abuse and disrespect. I want Laken to stand up for her own rights, but to be strong and loud enough to speak up for those who have no voice. I want her to know I did.

 

Name: Lynn Lafy
Why I Am Joining The March : I am marching for me, my daughter & every minority in this nation. My daughter & I both have chronic autoimmune issues. Without the Afforable Healthcare Act I would not have health insurance. I would have to go without my very expensive monthly treatments that help with the constant inflammation & pain.
We have come so far with civil rights but our new President will potentially set us back decades. We can not allow that to happen. Love trumps hate every single time. I choose love every single time.

 

Name: Anna Joy Brown
Why I Am Joining The March : I cannot participate physically or financially so having this is a wonderful option.
I am a social justice and human dignity activist, as best I can. This march is advocating for everything I support and value – and Trump embodies everything I disrespect an detest. This is a battle of good vs. evil.

 

Name: Lorene Jackson
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because I will not normalize hate, bigotry, climate deniers, the wall between Mexico, and the corporate takeover of America. I am marching because I believe in the Affordable Care Act, renewable energy, strong public schools, environmental protection, and equal rights for everyone. I am marching because I support the arts, public TV and radio, women’s choice, Planned Parenthood, gun control, taxes on the wealthiest among us, and kindness to everyone. Thank you to everyone at all the Marches, you represent those of us who can’t be there in person. Blessings to you all.

 

Name: Jessica Roehm
Why I Am Joining The March : I march for my mom, Renee, survivor and caregiver to my dad, Ted, survivor of Multiple Myeloma cancer. They cannot physically attend to stand up for what they believe.

 

Name: Danielle Douglas
Why I Am Joining The March : I am privileged enough to be a voice for people who aren’t so I will be it loudly.

 

Name: Joannae Boring
Why I Am Joining The March : As Female, I have lived my life with caring and compassion. As a Woman with a disability, I am challenged emotionally with the stigmatizes that go along with having this disability and the struggles to be financially okay to care for myself.
our voices need to be heard –
Our strength needs to be seen

 

Name: RLS
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining this march because I have lupus and cannot be exposed to a large group of people because of the chance of getting sick from someone. I also cannot walk long distances, or I will develop a swelling of the lining of my heart. I am a community leader and am not “out” with my autoimmune disease that could jeopardize my career but I want more than anything to support the causes of the American people that could be jeopardized in the near future.

 

Name: Roni Badesso
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the virtual March because I am disabled due to chronic pain.
I am truly in mourning for America; we will be set back decades with all the injustices this administration stands for.
Repealing the ACA, will be a death sentence for so many people. Race, sexual orientation, and so many others should not be part of a presidential platform.
Personally, if social security and Medicare as gutted, I will be homeless with no insurance.
I am so happy I can participate through your website.
Thank you very much

 

Name: Pat Ferguson
Why I Am Joining The March : I am afraid we are backsliding on the issues of peace & justice. I worry about the world my grandchildren will live in.

Sally Sands: Why I Am Joining The March : I am disabled with chronic pain, fibromyalgia and ME. I choose to march in protest of our president elect.

 

Name: Clarice Davidchik
Why I Am Joining The March : Because no one should have their body’s rights taken from them.

 

Name: Jessica clarke
Why I Am Joining The March : I can’t walk far due to a chronic injury, glad to be a part of the disability march!

 

Name: Roberta Hinds
Why I Am Joining The March : I am so proud of all the people who are standing up and asserting our best visions for the future, especially the young people. I am pleased to be able to stand with them all, to support their hopes and dreams and intentions for the best that we can all be, together. Yay!

 

Name: Stephanie Clark
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m joining The March because I am a 40 year old woman who has Multiple Sclerosis and I walk with a cane and can only walk a 1/2 block before becoming fatigued. I want to join this walk because there are so many more like me

 

Name: Guinevere Janes
Why I Am Joining The March : I live in constant chronic migraine pain 24/7 365 days of the year. I am 41 years old, living on social security disability on food stamps in a studio apartment because of a genetic condition. This year, my rent is going up and they are lowering the amount of my food stamps, but my Social Security is not making up the difference, how am I supposed to survive?
I march so that I can continue to find the joy in life every day, otherwise what would be the point of getting out of bed in the morning?

 

Name: Melody Rosche
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because I believe in a future of equality and love, where those in power recognize their position and use it to lift others up. #notmypresident

 

Name: Jeannie Medley
Why I Am Joining The March : I would like my voice to be hear even though I am unable to attend. No lies…and all equal.

 

Lauren Tuchman: Why I Am Joining The March : Because disability rights are human rights! Because people with disabilities are tremendously impacted by Trump’s agenda. Because I am tired of disability erasure!

 

Name: Lisa Plattner
Why I Am Joining The March : I live across the country, and have four children. I have MS and am in a wheelchair. I am joining this march in opposition to the ACA repeal, of course, as many others are, but as a person with an active life because of a very supportive family, I am concerned about Mr. Trump’s dismal record of buildings which do not comply with the codes of the ADA. He has been sued multiple times throughout his real estate career because of accessibility concerns. I could see him easing guidelines of accessibility on these codes “because it is too expensive” or “because it is a hardship on small businesses.” What Mr. Trump and others like him do not understand is that this is a civil right, not a thing “to be nice” to people. In other words, if I can’t go in because I am in a chair, he may as well have put a sign outside saying “No Disabled Allowed.” No other groups would tolerate this exclusion. I don’t want these laws moving backwards.
MS is bad enough. Don’t make our quality of life worse!

 

Name: Karen Egan
Why I Am Joining The March : I have stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. I am afraid of losing my healthcare because I have a pre-existing condition. I don’t want a lifetime cap on my benefits. Due to the extraordinary expense of cancer drugs….I will breeze thru a “cap” in less than a year….ending my treatment and causing my death. I eant more time with my sons.

 

Name: Tara Murray
Why I Am Joining The March : I’M MAD AS HELL AND NOT GOING TO TAKE IT FOR FOUR YEARS.

 

Name: Linda May
Why I Am Joining The March : My son was medically fragile and had multiple disabilities. I have no idea how I would have taken care of him without Medicaid, his SSI and other supports. He died 19 years ago. My heart breaks for the parents of disabled children who will suffer now because we are no longer a humane society.

 

Name: Bettina H
Why I Am Joining The March : Why I am Joining The March..I’m joining to show my two daughters to never fear and oppressor. I’m also joining because I am a woman,wife,mother,sister,daughter who fights an invisible disease on a daily basis. I will not be bullied by a tyrannical government and I will NOT be silenced!!

 

Name: Christine Crowell
Why I Am Joining The March : I am marching to protect women’s rights. We need the right to make choices about our bodies without legislation by men. We need to protect all women, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference or other choices. We are strong together, not divided.

 

Name: Kat Sabine
Why I Am Joining The March : I can’t be there in person, but as a reproductive rights and justice organizer for 25+ years, I am so grateful to have this option!

 

Name: Molly
because I support equality, human rights, and justice for all of us.

 

Name: Katheryn Butts
Why I Am Joining The March : For my sisters. For myself. For everyone who is disabled, QUILTBAG, POC, non Christian, or female who is always in danger.

 

Name: Lisa M. Hopp
Why I Am Joining The March : I was supposed to join the March, then I broke my foot. I am marching for equality. Equality for all. Regardless of sex, race or religion. We are all created equal and all of us deserve the right to the same opportunities which arrive out of hard work and determination. Fair pay, healthcare, a voice in our government’s policies. And, when one citizen is treated unfairly or unjustly, it affects us all. We are One.

 

Name: Stephanie Marsh
Why I Am Joining The March : I was molested by numerous men from my earliest memories. I was raped three times in my teens. I was raped by one unrelated man at age 18. I was raped violently by my first husband throughout our 20 year marriage. I was also physically and emotionally abused throughout those years. I have two daughters and ten granddaughters who deserve a world where molestation and rape are “normal”. The hatred that Trump shows towards women is wrong legally and morally. My women and girls deserve a loving world. I also have three sons and seven grandsons. I want their example of how to treat women to be loving, thoughtful and kind. Trump cannot be that example.

 

Name: tammy topps
Why I Am Joining The March : Everyone should have rights I am tired of people being judged or labeled

Name: Audie
Why I Am Joining The March : I have autism and other disabilities. Trump’s America threatens my life.

 

Name: Rajai Saleh
Why I Am Joining The March : I want to fight for the rights of people with disabilities, women, immigrants, refugees, people of color, Muslims, etc. We have to work hard to protect the health and well being of all.

 

Name: Barbara
Why I Am Joining The March : I want and need to be here, with others like myself who are to often left out and not included. I have the need to be included in something important with others who are limited in some way such as myself.

 

Name: Bettie Farace
Why I Am Joining The March : In my lifetime of 78 years, I have never experienced feeling such disgust about my president. His disrespect of women and women’s rights is unbelievable. Attention to this is critical among Americans.

 

Name: Beverly Spitzer
Why I Am Joining The March : Because of my myotonic muscular dystrophy, I have neither the mobility not the stamina to march. I am joining the online march to show solidarity with everyone else, who is also being negatively impacted by the sadistic Trump presidency: women, the disabled, immigrants, etc. The president is supposed to respect all citizens, and if he does not pay attention to anyone who is not a rich white heterosexual male, a huge march is the best way to remind him that we are here — and he is accountable.

 

Name: Dawn Cooper
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the March because I am tired of our country treating women as less than. I am marching because in this day and age it is unacceptable that our country would elect a misogynist over a brilliant and qualified woman who has devoted her life to public service. I am marching because our new leaders must know that we will not back down, that we will fight for our rights. I am marching so our voices can be heard.

 

Name: Jaye Lander
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m marching for my grandchildren & their generations.

 

Name: lynn ball
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m marching in this disability March online because I am too disabled by chronic illness to leave my home and march in person. I am so glad that Marches are happening as part of a large wave of resistance to the discrimination which women and disabled women in particular are experiencing.
I am hugely concerned about the women, able bodied and disabled who will be drastically affected by cuts to the ACA, Medicare, housing assistance, and domestic violence facilities. I am especially concerned that President Elect Trump has announced his attention to wipe out the Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women grants. These grants are needed by all women but disabled women make up a disproportionate number of those suffering from domestic violence, it is estimated that 80% of disabled women experience sexual abuse.

 

Name: Kathy burkhour
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a 63 year old woman that believes in human rights for everyone. My family came to America in 1952 from Europe after WWII. They became American citizens. Worked hard and lived the American dream. I want this for others. I am extremely concerned for our environment. We need to protect our forests and wildlife. I think trump is a nightmare for our country and would like to see him out of office as soon as possible.

 

Name: Dorald Turner
Why I Am Joining The March : Because I am a woman who wants to be heard, to have a voice for equality for every human being no matter race, religion, sexual orientation . We are all bothers and sisters and we have a voice. Let us be heard!

 

Name: Teddy Nafius
Why I Am Joining The March : Thank-you for allowing me to participate. At age 10 my epilepsy,and heart disease were diagnosed. 40 yrs later I got Medicare and social security. For 20 years I have lived on 1000 a month or less . Arthritis complicated my life. But there was hope, with the ACA I got insurance for the first time in my life. Now fear . My niece cannot make decisions about her own body, nor get equal pay for equal work, regardless of her ability -a master’s degree. My grand niece will live in a polluted environment. We must all March for that right like the 4th amendment may soo

 

Why I Am Joining The March : Since age 10 I have had epilepsy, heart disease. Arthritis. Medicare and social security for the last twenty years. 40 years medication and insurance were not available. Soon what I have gained will be lost. My niece’s will not have control of he body, and her education will be wasted on a low paying job. I fear the future for her and my grand neice the clock has been turned back.

 

Name: Heather Prichard
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m joining the March because my hereditary connective tissue disease keeps me from Marching on foot this time, but an invisible disability should not mean being invisible! I’m marching for myself, my kids, and countless others who deserve the right to have and maintain affordable health care and health insurance while dealing with myriad pre-existing conditions. We are all valuable and beautiful human beings, deserving of equal protections under the law.

 

Name: Betty Brown
Why I Am Joining The March : I was born with polio. I worked for 43 years. Now at 67 years old, post polio syndrome has destroyed my health. If it were not for that, I would be marching with the women in Washington, D.C.

 

Name: Alex
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m joining from the UK. I have type 1 diabetes, and luckily come from a place where I get unlimited free NHS care. I’m marching for the right for health care like the NHS in America. Anyone with a disability, long term condition or, well, anyone, deserves health care. I’m also marching for women’s reproductive rights. I’ve had a termination for medical reasons, I’ve had miscarriages and I believe the sexual health should be free, available and safe to everyone, no matter why they need it.

 

Name: sarah lloyd
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a woman,an academic and furious about Trump being elected,furious and depressed that yet another rich white man can get into such a powerful position saying the sexist, racist,stupid things he does,aggggh!

 

Name: Alice
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m an autistic woman, and it does define me. Autism effects every part of who I am and that is nothing to be ashamed of; it is different pathways made in my brain and it is perfect the way it is. I also have debilitating depression and anxiety that’s easily triggered by crowds and loud noises, so I’m unable to march. The autism community has always believed that the rights of the marginalized are important, must be fought for, even if they’re not rights that we identify with ourselves. In that spirit, I make my post. Don’t let the bastards cut you down.

 

Name: Anne Mox
Why I Am Joining The March : I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and have problems walking long distances.

 

Name: Juanita Demchak
Why I Am Joining The March : I am marching because I am a woman. I am marching because my Mother was a Hispanic immigrant, my paternal grandmother was a Polish immigrant, and my adopted daughter is of Arab ethnicity. I am marching because I am a union member. I am marching because I, my wife, and my daughter are Lesbians. I am marching because I love my country as much as any Republican. I am marching because I know what elections are like in 3rd world dictatorships. I am marching so that Mr. Trump sees what diversity looks like. And finally, I am marching because I’m scared of what the future might hold for this country and the world.

 

Name: kef1950
Why I Am Joining The March : I love this country and want to do all I can to protect the rights of all women. I am in a wheelchair and can’t march, which breaks my heart. This virtual march is perfect and I am so grateful to be a part of this moment in history.

 

Name: Phyllis Wald-Fast
Why I Am Joining The March : I would love to be with my sisters in Washington D.C. but after fighting a rare form of Lymphoma for the past year, I am afraid I wouldn’t have the stamina or be able to deal with the cold. Needless to say I need my ACA healthcare. This is a life or death matter for me and many like me.
I am joining the march to resist Trump and is administration because they do not represent me or my Country. Because we all deserve respect and freedom. And, to let them know that we are paying attention.

 

Name: Cheryl Lynn Curtis
Why I Am Joining The March : I am marching to have a collective voice. I am not satisfied with the response I receive when I write my legislators via email or snail mail, although the staff in their offices are very polite when I call them.
I have an invisible disability which is one I battle each day, so I am concerned about Social Security and Medicare as well as the repeal of ACA/Obamacare as are many citizens of the United States.

 

Name: Emma Symes
Why I Am Joining The March : Let’s be heard: kindness and equality for all.

 

Name: Sarah Agnew
Why I Am Joining The March : I wanted to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, DC, but I live with severe anxiety, especially in crowds, which would make it dangerous in case of fainting or severe heart palpitations. I am diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I actually suffered a heart attack on this past election night because I was so terrified of the possibilities if Trump was elected President. I am only 28. I am a feminist, I believe in female reproductive rights, the right of all people to have comprehensive health care, equal rights for LGBT people, and the right for all children to have quality education in safe environments. I believe that racism and religious descrimination are a problem at many levels of our government and law enforcement, and we must work together to stop this. I also believe that climate change is real and that we need to do as much as we can to slow it down. Donald Trump needs to realize that we won’t accept his rhetoric against all these values.

 

Name: Tia
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because women are stronger together and we need to support one another. When Trump was elected I felt hopeless and alone. I want to show the world that we can overcome this and stand up for what I believe in which is equal opportunity and respect for women and people with disabilities.

 

Name: Mehrnoosh
Why I Am Joining The March : I am disable to join you because l live in lran and we are forbiden to join groups more than 5 people .

 

Name: Teresa Raiter
Why I Am Joining The March : I am a 61 yr old woman who has Multiple Sclerosis. I am worried about losing my health care, food stamps and Social Security Disability money. I am unable to work and living below the poverty line. I am trying to stay in my home for as long as possible. I have no family that can offer financial support.

 

Name: Salem
Why I Am Joining The March : Because everyone said he couldn’t become president and yet he did

 

Name: Dana Perry
Why I Am Joining The March : To stand for and with all women who have been sexually assaulted and and can not stomach the President of the United States being a predator.

 

Name: SARA DEVLIN
Why I Am Joining The March : I HAVE MARCHED SINCE THE 50’S WITH MY MOTHER FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND SINCE THEN AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR,VOTING RIGHTS AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS. THIS MARCH IS MORE IMPORTANT IN MANY WAYS BECAUSE WHAT WE GAINED FROM EARLIER MARCHES IS ABOUT TO BE LOST WITH THE NEW ADMINISTRATION.

 

Name: Shae Littleton
Why I Am Joining The March : I’m a full-time college student with CP, so I don’t really have the stamina (or free time) to walk in the March on D.C as much as I’d love to attend. That being said, I’m joining the march to show my solidarity with women, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community, POC, and people of all religions. I myself am disabled, nonbinary, and bisexual, so I march for myself as well Trump perpetuates stigmas and encourages hate towards minority groups, and that should not stand for someone who will be leading our nation. It’s a terrifying time because his words and actions directly affect my life as well as my friends’. No one should live in fear for who they are. I cling to the fact that love will always be so much stronger than hate. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be at this March with you!

 

Name: Loren Todd
Why I Am Joining The March : To have my voice heard!!!

 

Name: Rebecca Bradley
Why I Am Joining The March : A lot of my friends are going and have been trying to talk me into going but it is too difficult for me to go to our local March here in Denver.

 

Name: Anne Allman
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining because I stand with my fellow female citizens in maintaining women’s rights and hard won gains in being treated equally and fairly – gains that I believe will be challenged by Trump’s efforts and cabinet.

 

Name: Sydney Blondell
Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the march because I am a disabled young adult. President Trump does not seem to care about any human other than a white man. I fear for what our country is going to face the next four years.

 

Name: Elisa Fiore
Why I Am Joining The March : I am unable to physically attend the Women’s March – I would have loved to. I would like to stand will Women all over the world to fight for the rights and freedoms of all people, regardless of age, sexual orientation/identity, beliefs, race, etc.

 

NAME: Alexa Villegas
STATEMENT: Cancer and mental illness repeats on both sides of my family; it has spared some and taken others. I won’t make it easier for the Trump administration to do this. I cannot and will not be silent to the intentions of this supremacist administration to be slowly murdered, let alone watch it happen to anyone else. I cannot and will not be silent to the continued violence against those who have the very quality of their lives in line to be fodder for a gluttonous pig of a “president.” Just because I am not able to march in Washington does not mean I am not committed to calling this inhumanity for what it is, shutting it and all of its heinous supporters down.

 

Name: Michele Braun
Why I Am Joining The March : I march (virtually) for equality, to not be ignored, for my generation, and for today’s young women — with and without disabilities — so they won’t have to.

 

Name: Echo Skyhorse
Why I Am Joining The March : It’s a scary time to be an American and I cannot just sit idly by and do nothing while this vile man becomes President of my country. This is simply a unifying first step, a peaceful but pointed way to raise our voices in solidarity. We will not be ignored, we will be heard. We will not be complacent in the downfall of our nation!
 

Name: Lisa
Why I Am Joining The March : I just had surgery last week and can’t join the march. I have had 3 major spinal surgeries in the last three years and am immensely grateful for the science, surgeons, and the ability to pay for all the care I have been given. From my acupuncturist, massage therapist and physical therapist I have been able to use my insurance to pay them all. I have very strong feelings about this upcoming four years and what might happen to people like me who need such complex care. Please march for me, and for my ability to be out with in the next year.

 

Name: Jill Martinez
Why I Am Joining The March : For equality and intersectionality.

 

Name: Julie Julie Diehl
Why I Am Joining The March : Because I don’t feel represented by Donald Trump. Because he has denigrated women, people with disabilities, Muslims and different races.

 

Name: Nancy kolodny
Why I Am Joining The March : I am very concerned about the policies of the Trump administration that will take away a woman’s right to choose, deny climate change and repeal the ACA.
In particular with Obamacare the pre-existing condition provision and elimination of lifetime caps. These are critical to all of us with chronic illnesses

 

Name: Paul Pentifallo
Why I Am Joining The March : The stigma sucks. While I “don’t look” disabled, I’d like to give to those who say such ignorant things the “gift” to live in this bod dor ONE DAY. Living in this body and the accompanying stress has made me stronger…today is a rare day…I’m overwhelmed and angry…and I turn my anger toward constructive progress. So, I sure WISH I could be there! I will ALWAYS support any gender (LGBTQTSB) with a disabilty.

 

Name: Carol Browning
Why I Am Joining The March : I have Fibromyalgia and am still recovering from weeks of bronchitis, so walking in our local March would be too much for me. I believe it is high time women’s voices do count. We have been discounted for thousands of years. Capitalism has exploited us, and it is time for real change. We need to organize the millions of women around the world who do engage in the labors that make outlives happen, from being unpaid mothers when we were the generation who stayed at home to nurture our kids, and paid a huge price with divorce. We care about reproductive rights; I gave up newborn twins 30 years ago in an open adoption so I could support myself. My daughters are now activists in Chile and Argentina! So even if I cannot march this Saturday, I am passionate about women who bring about change!

 

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