Local Events Join With Women’s March Efforts

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As citizens from around the region and across the country plan their trips to Washington, D.C., to be part of a national effort to focus on women’s issues, several events are happening in the area to show solidarity.

On Saturday, a “sister march” in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington will be held in Chillicothe. The Ross County Ohio Women’s Sister March is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Ross County Courthouse.

The march was created by Chillicothe resident Portia Boulger, a member of Ross County Ohio Revolution which sponsored the event. Boulger said the rally was being held not only in response to the inauguration of Trump, but also as a “continuation of the revolution,” in which she hopes the middle class and working class will gain more power within the country.

Speakers scheduled for the event include attorney Stacy Brooks, who is also the wife of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney. Also scheduled to speak is the president of the Ross County chapter of the NAACP, Adrienne L. D’Souza.

More than 200 people have sent an RSVP for the Ross County event, according to Boulger.

“When you get to 50 people that’s considered a success, so I certainly didn’t expect this,” Boulger said.

More information about the Ross County event can be found at the Women’s March website.

The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. beginning at the U.S. Capitol. A rally will start at 10 a.m. before the march.