N.ID Women’s March on Saturday was a great success with 956 attending rally and peaceful march here in Sandpoint. Our theme “First She Marched – Then She Ran!” grew from the concept that we as women want greater involvement in our government designed to be “for” and “by” the people. At 51 percent of the population, we’re clearly challenging for a more balanced viewpoint.
The biggest motivator for many women grew from a year of frustrations witnessing Trump’s personal conduct and his dysfunctional administration. From his divisive racist remarks to his braggadocius approach on nearly everything, we’re fed-up with the bully effect on our society. Families are hurting. None of his behavior is acceptable as an example for our nation’s children.
It was time to roll up our sleeves. For starters, a small group of local women took on the task a month ago to organize this event. Just to clear-up misconceptions floating about, here are the facts: We were not recruited by anyone outside the area, nor did we receive outside funds. None of us are recent transplants from another state or country. Neither Hillary or Barack were topics of discussions, nor did we screen for party affiliation. Personally, I call myself “independent”. To the best of my knowledge, all who attended came from North Idaho area to represent themselves. I know of no arrangements for chartered buses, but I’m certain our committee would have liked it had it occurred.
Now, the hard work is ahead as we gather our energy to “POWER to the POLLS” and “Reclaim Idaho!”
Chair for N.ID Women’s March Committee
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal