I am joining the Disability March because I’m unable to march and feel strongly that women must be better represented. Additionally, my wonderful, one-of-a-kind mother passed away from cancer in 2014. I miss her every single day, but she was a strong, independent woman who I greatly respected and I want to honor her by marching.
It is 2017 and we still do not have equal rights. Reproductive Rights, which affect and alter the lives of women, men and their families alike, are still not protected. Women continue to be paid less than men for doing the same work. 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime, while white male perpetrators are set free with a slap on the wrist by old white male judges. We need Equity and Justice. Now.
I worked in IT for 25 years and have recently started teaching in local school districts. I love to travel, cook, read, go to the theater, watch films and visit museums. I proudly worked on Hillary’s campaign, managing a phone bank and a campaign office and working with voter data. I also worked on both of President Obama’s campaigns. I am a proud progressive feminist and I’m ready to continue our work.