The first Girls’s March on New Jersey attracted about 7,500 marchers to Trenton the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
About 15,000 folks packed Morristown Inexperienced in January for the 2018 Girls’s March on New Jersey.
Now, organizers are planning to march for a 3rd time.
The 2019 Girls’s March on New Jersey shall be held in Trenton on Jan. 19, organizers have introduced.
The 11 a.m. march will start on the State Home Annex on West State Road and conclude on the steps of the Struggle Memorial round 1 p.m., the announcement stated. Extra particulars, together with audio system and the occasion’s mission assertion, shall be introduced later.
“The organizers of the Girls’s March on New Jersey need girls, right here in our state, to rally collectively for one thing, not show towards one thing,” organizers stated.
The New Jersey march is anticipated to be considered one of dozens of comparable girls’s marches held across the nation Jan. 19.
The most important occasion is anticipated to be the Girls’s March on Washington, which is being organized by the nationwide girls’s march group. Sister marches shall be held in cities across the nation, together with giant marches in New York and Philadelphia.
The ladies’s march motion started in 2017 as a technique to ship a message about girls’s rights and different points after the election of President Trump. The primary Girls’s March on Washington, together with its sister marches around the globe, attracted surprisingly giant crowds and have become the biggest mass-protest occasion within the nation’s historical past.
The marches spawned a nationwide motion and non-profit fundraising group.
The Girls’s March on New Jersey is just not related to the nationwide Girls’s March, Inc. group and isn’t accepting any monetary assist from the nationwide group for the march in Trenton, organizers stated.
“We’re coming collectively on the day of the nationwide girls’s march, as a result of we imagine within the energy of numerous, fierce, and compassionate girls standing collectively in solidarity on the identical time. We imagine the ladies’s march is just not a model, however, quite a robust motion that ought to be inclusive, accepting and supportive of all girls,” the New Jersey organizers stated.
In January, Gov. Phil Murphy and first woman Tammy Murphy have been among the many audio system on the Girls’s March in Morristown. Tammy Murphy used her speech on the occasion to disclose she had been sexually assaulted in school.
This yr’s New Jersey march is being organized by a steering committee with greater than 50 members, organizers stated.
“Our members characterize points starting from the setting, voting rights, immigration, and gun management to Black Lives Matter, healthcare, sexual assault, legal justice reform, schooling, LGBTQ rights, and extra,” organizers stated.
Although the occasion is free and tickets aren’t required, there’s an occasion web page the place marchers can register to attend and get extra info.