Women’s March set for Jan. 20 in Port Townsend

A host of state and local officials are slated to speak at the Women’s March set for Saturday, Jan. 20 in downtown Port Townsend.

Last year’s inaugural event, one that aligned with regional and national marches, saw hundreds of locals donning pink hats “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change,” event organizers say.

Marchers plan to assemble beginning at 9:30 a.m. near the Flagship Landing building at 1111 Water St., followed by a march down Water Street to a rally at Pope Marine Park.

All are welcome to participate; this is an inclusive, inter-sectional event, organizers say.

A broad lineup of speakers will address the crowd, including state representatives Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman, Port Townsend Deputy Mayor David Faber, PT city councilor Michelle Sandoval, Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean, Jefferson County Immigration Rights Advocates, PTHS Students for Sustainability, Human Rights Alliance North Sound, and Local 20/20.

The Unexpected Brass Band and PT Songlines’ Gretchen Sleicher will provide music.

Check the Women’s March PT Facebook page (facebook.com/Womens-March-Port-Townsend-155652848404231) for last-minute updates.

Parking is limited downtown because of construction, so attendees are urged to carpool, bike or walk. Jefferson Transit shuttle buses will leave the Haines Place Park and Ride at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.

For more information or to volunteer to help with event logistics, call Emelia De Souza at 360-643-3690.

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