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Originally published as: Kimberly Simmons, "Why Women are Still Marching in 2020," Bangor Daily News, January 14, 2020.
On Jan. 18, thousands will take to the streets for the fourth annual Women’s March, a moment within a larger movement to expand women’s human rights, freedom from violence and opportunities for leadership across the globe. Nationally, organizers are emphasizing the issues of climate justice, immigrant rights and reproductive justice. In Portland, the theme is “Side By Side, Hand in Hand, We Demand,” and it will feature calls to action from frontline organizers.