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.

PHOTO: Jacqueline
Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Katheen says:

    I am there with you Senator Warren. You are my heroine!

  • Marjorie Ray says:

    Thank you for organizing this March! I’m excited to hear about the speakers and glad to be a part of this event. It gives me hope that we can continue to grow and move forward in these troubling times.

  • Gail Bos says:

    A single bird is hard to hear – but a flock makes a great sound…(a Malian proverb)

    • Norma D says:

      So true. Thank you. Together we can take a stand for an ethical government that protects the rights of all, especially those threatened by those soon to hold executive power.

    • Cyn says:

      And a great sound we made, in Boston and all across the world. Sure hope people were listening.

  • Mary says:

    I will march for today and for the future of our country, in hopes that all voices will be heard, and that kindness and compassion will be the underpinning of our nation’s character. May this day be a clarion call to all that we make progress by unifying for the betterment of each and every citizen. Faith not fear should be our quest to engage in an ongoing conversation on how to best serve as a positive force in the world.

  • Neena says:

    Thank you for all your hard work to make this march happen.

  • Karen Lembo says:

    yes I will be at the boston common ready to participate in a march for everyone’s rights to be free people of the united states. I can’t wait to be among the many who will take a stand against our next administration. thank you Senator Warren for your voice and leadership in Washington DC.

  • Rose Tenaglia Dunn says:

    Looking forward to standing shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with my sisters.

  • Courtenay Barber, II says:

    My wife and I are looking forward to the March and thanking all of the organizers and speakers. See you on the 21st!

  • Karen says:

    I’m for peace, love, and respect but I can also be a nasty woman. I will be there. 🇺🇸

  • Barbara says:

    Thank you to all the organizers, volunteers and visionaries for giving US a platform….we will be there! Myself, my husband, brother, daughter and friends!

  • Cyn says:

    I will be there as will several (maybe, many) of my friends. I love the Malian proverb someone commented with, it is perfect for this time.

  • Salt marsh peep says:

    Ivanka Trump… do you have your father’s ear? Do you stand for women’s rights/human rights?

  • Susan VanDerzee says:

    Thank you for organizing this. It is important to be together, to support each other and to show our love and respect for all citizens of Earth.

  • Warren Myers says:

    My wife, friends and I will be there. I’ve been living my long, comfortable life believing in the inevitability of progress–in science, technology, and social awareness and behavior. This year I sat on my sofa and watched with disbelief. Even though I voted, I finally realized that is not enough…I was part of the problem. I don’t know what I’m doing, but figure this March is the perfect place to start. Misogyny is not unity.

  • Katharina Kelsey says:

    Loved the pledge we all took near the end of the speeches to take a role. Are the words to that available?

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