In solidarity with the national Women’s March rallies across the country, locals by the thousands gathered in Ashland to march together on Saturday.
Rain early in the day turned to cloudy skies and then sunshine as the march progressed. The crowd of women, men and children was easily more than double the 3,000 people organizers had expected. Marchers waved signs saying “Girls just want to have fun-damental rights” and “No Pence in my pants” among other slogans as they made their way from the Ashland library to Lithia Park.
Before the march, women of all ages voiced concerns about the incoming president and their rights.
Among the younger demonstrators in front of the Ashland library were 16-year-old Marissa Sattar and 15-year-old McKayla Williams, both students at South Medford High School. Both said they wanted to stand up for future generations’ rights.
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