Demonstrators will take to the streets of Newport this Saturday, Jan. 20, aiming to repeat the success of a march that drew some 1,600 protestors last January.
The “Resist & Persist Women’s March Lincoln County” aims to “resist patriarchy, corruption and oppression” and to “persist for democracy, equality and truth.”
Participants will gather at 11:30 am outside Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, with the march, starting at noon, rain or shine.
Demonstrators will walk from city hall north to Highway 20, then go east to Eads Street and north to the high school track.
The march is being organized and by the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Oregon Central Coast PFLAG and the Diversity Coalition of Lincoln County.
Sheila Swinford of Oregon Coast NOW said the group has had many requests for a repeat of last year’s march, which was one of many across the nation organized in response to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
“With the ongoing degradation of even basic human rights, the #MeToo movement, threats of nuclear war, assaults on our environment, and the list goes on, the support for taking social activism to the streets has grown exponentially,” she said. “This is a vital opportunity for our community to march together and share our commitment to our common values.”
Shirts displaying the march “Resist & Persist” logo will be available for purchase at Canyon Way Restaurant & Bookstore, 1216 SW Canyon Way, Newport, and at The Red Roof, 7040 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach. Black long-sleeved t-shirts will sell for $10, and sweatshirts for $20.