Senator Warren, AG Healey, Mayor Walsh, Local Advocates to Join Boston March for Justice and Equal Rights

Boston Women’s March for America Confirms March Program, Back Bay Route

BOSTON, MA, January 11, 2017— Boston Women’s March for America organizers today announced that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are among the speakers who will launch the January 21st march.

The Boston Women’s March for America is one of over 300 happening nationwide and internationally inspired by the Women’s March on Washington. On the day after the Inauguration, Americans will unite in towns, cities and schools from Boston to Anchorage to send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.

Senator Elizabeth Warren“I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with women and people of all backgrounds from across Massachusetts at the Boston Women’s March for America,” said Senator Warren. “This gathering is a chance for us to come together to make clear that we believe in basic dignity, respect, and equal rights for every person in this country, and that we are committed to fighting back against bigotry in all its forms.”

“We need to act to build on and protect the progress we’ve made in our communities, throughout Massachusetts and across the nation,” said Attorney General Healey. “I’m thrilled to stand with the people in this historic march for our shared values and priorities.”

“I am proud to join people in Boston and across the country as we stand up and march for our values, liberties and freedoms from discrimination. Boston has been and will continue to be a city that is open and inclusive to all, it is part of who we are and what we stand for,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Boston Women’s March for America embodies our fundamental belief of freedom and equality for all, and it puts a stake in the ground saying that we will not compromise our values. Together we will defend our friends, neighbors, and family members from any and all efforts to exclude them, harm them, or strip them of their rights.”

More than 25,000 people will gather at 11am on the Boston Common near the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets for the speaking program. In addition to Senator Warren, Attorney General Healey and Mayor Walsh, marchers will hear from local advocates who reflect Boston Women’s March for America core values and mission statement, including human rights, religious freedom, racial justice, reproductive rights, economic justice, and climate change.

Immediately following the speaking program, the March will proceed on a one-mile route to Commonwealth Avenue, turning at Clarendon Street and looping back to Boston Common. March organizers are working closely with the City of Boston, Boston Transportation Department, and local businesses and neighbors to accommodate participants including over 80 community partners.

Boston Women’s March for America launched as an organic, grassroots effort in response to the massive event planned in Washington, DC. Spearheaded by local activists and organizers and sponsored by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, the March will bring together people across Massachusetts and throughout New England, particularly women of all backgrounds, races, religions, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA. While led by women, March organizers say all are welcome to attend.

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