A Women’s March in the North Country is planned on January 21st to coincide with a Washington D.C. protest over remarks made by Donald Trump during the election.
The idea is to let people register their disagreement and dismay if they can’t attend the Washington event, says Catherine Carter, one of the Lancaster organizers.
“We have a lot of concerns following this election with the President-elect and his views on women in general, the statements he’s made, especially for some of us who are teachers and have kids of our own.”
“Kids see that and say ‘Oh, that’s okay to be degrading in those ways to people of color and different religions and different backgrounds.’ “
But Stephen Stepanek, the co-chairman of the New Hampshire Trump-for-President campaign, says the marches are nothing more than an effort by failed Democrats and “left-leaning organizations” to “delegitimize Trump’s presidency.”
Organizers of the Washington event say a show of unity is necessary because “the rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us.”
But Stepanek says those concerns are “are unfounded.”
The Lancaster event begins at 10 a.m. at the Great North Woods Welcome Center. There will also be solidarity marches on Saturday, January 21, at the New Hampshire State House in Concord from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in Portsmouth at 1 p.m.
For InDepthNH.org, this is Chris Jensen