A year after the Sag Harbor Women’s March, held in solidarity of the Women’s March on Washington, hundreds once again gathered at the Windmill in Sag Harbor to march down Main Street and have their voices heard. Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming and Sinead Murray, founder of the Pierson Feminists Club, were among those who addressed the passionate crowd, many of which who donned a pink pussyhat.
“We were so impressed by the incredible turnout by the local community on Saturday,” shared Hope Marxe, Sag Harbor Women’s March organizer.
“People marched for a variety of different reasons but were united in their desire for positive change for our country and for a better future,” Marxe added. While the inaugural event, which was organized in mere days, brought out over three hundred people, an attendee that was at both estimates that this follow up march attracted nearly double the participants. For this year’s peaceful protest, Marxe and friends promoted the grassroots event for about two weeks.
Once again, nationwide protests were held throughout the day. Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johannson, Viola Davis, Sarah Hyland, and more addressed marchers at the “Hear Our Vote” themed Los Angeles march. Singer Halsey spoke at the New York City march, and Alyssa Milano, who was one of the first notable names to use #MeToo, gave a passionate speech in Atlanta.
The Women’s March mission is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” The women-led movement’s goal is to “provide intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.”