Women's March Gathering in Delhi
Delhi — Local supporters of the Women’s March on Washington who are unable to travel to the nation’s capital on January 21st now have an option in Delaware County. A “Women’s March” event will be held at the Delhi County Courthouse Square on January 21st from 10am - 2pm.
The event will be a gathering, rather than a march, in support of the stated goals of the national march organizers: “being proactive about women’s rights” and even more broadly, “stand on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare”.
Joan Homovich, Delaware County Democratic Committee Vice Chair, notes “In 1848 the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted at the Meeting at Seneca Falls stating that the ground had been set for ‘grand movement for attaining the civil, social, political, and religious rights of women.’ In 1967 I had to defend 50 students who were sent home because they wore jeans to school. Four years later the female teachers had to get permission to wear pant suits to work. We had not gotten very far. Title IX helped start to equalize sports but we had much more to gain and that goes for today. We must also mobilize to keep those gains that we have made. When teaching Women’s history a student brought this proverb: A woman, a dog, a walnut tree…the more you beat ‘em, the better they be ….. We cannot go back wards on our rights but must move forward…gather and then keep going.”
The event in Delhi is not limited to women, is open to the public and is non partisan. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs along with digital cameras and video recorders and to use the gathering as an opportunity to share concerns and ideas. The Delaware County Democratic Committee is sponsoring the event and will also be collecting donations for county area food banks.
Kathleen Hayek, DCDC Secretary points out that “By holding this rally in Delhi we are geographically expanding and supporting our sisters, brothers and others in the Women’s March on Washington. Here in our home county of Delaware, NY we want our elected leaders to know that we expect them to stand along with us in protecting the most basic of American values — liberty and justice for all.”
More information and updates will be available on Facebook at Town of Middletown NY Democrats or at Delaware County NY Democrats, on the web at dcnydems.org or by calling Lisa Tait at 845-586-3178.
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