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New Mexico Women will march on the New Mexico State Capitol and in Washington, DC one day after the pending inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, soon to be the 45th President of the United States. The gathering in New Mexico will culminate in a rally at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe in what will be a national day of action.
The Women’s March on Washington, scheduled for Saturday, January 21 is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of women to the nation’s capital to collectively denounce Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric aimed at minorities and women.
This rally, and all other marches on Washington in the 2oth Century live in the shadow of the historic March on Washington in 1963, when the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his indelible, “I have a Dream” speech. The Women’s March on Washington is bound to be as impactful and the rallies that have come before.
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
– An excerpt from the Mission Statement of National Women’s March on Washington
For those New Mexicans who are not able to attend the rally in Washington, DC, the rally at the Roundhouse will be an opportunity to show solidarity with fellow marchers.
“To stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families—recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
– An excerpt from the Mission Statement of the New Mexico Women’s March on Washington
While the Presidency, the House and Senate all reflect Republican leadership, women in New Mexico broke through the glass ceiling taking the top three positions within the new Democratic majority leadership.
Our gains in New Mexico are by no means an opportunity to rest on our laurels. With great power comes great responsibility. We are being watched by our allies and the opposition. Let’s give them something to talk about by pushing through strong legislation that protects New Mexico women and families.
If you are interested in attending the Santa Fe rally, don’t go it alone. Book your seat for travel to the Roundhouse and avoid the stress of navigating the City Different. If you are interested in attending the rally in Washington, DC, New Mexico delegations to the Nation’s Capital are forming.
We ARE better, together.
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