Syracuse among hundreds of communities taking action to rally voters, demand that every vote be counted
Syracuse N.Y. — Women’s March Syracuse announces a “We Are Marching” an event in Syracuse in coordination with a march on Washington and sister actions in cities and communities across the country. The event in Syracuse is one of over 250 happening nationwide on October 17, 2020, sponsored by a national coalition including Women’s March Win, Coalition of Labor Union Women, MomsRising, NARAL, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood Votes, She the People, SuperMajority, UltraViolet, and #VOTEPROCHOICE.
“On October 17, people from around the country will take action to finish what we started when women marched in record numbers in January 2017,” said Nada Odeh, a spokesperson for Women’s March Syracuse. “The most crucial election of our lifetimes is underway, and the current administration is threatening to stay in office no matter its outcome. We’re taking action in Syracuse to say that women will decide this election, defend its integrity, and fight together for the feminist future we need.”
Women in this country are bearing the brunt of multiple crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, white supremacy and nationalism, an ever-deepening economic disaster, a worsening climate crisis, and a family/domestic care crisis. From Syracuse to Los Angeles women are rising up to demand a new government of, by, and for the people.
“We are joining together as women from all walks of life to vote in record numbers, demand that every single vote is counted, and deliver our democracy,” said Odeh. “We have suffered through this season of crises, and we have had enough. We are rising up here in Syracuse to take our power back.”
Residents of the greater Syracuse area will be gathering on Saturday to voice their opposition of President Trump, Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell and the leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Lindsey Graham’s efforts to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat with an illegitimate and extremist nominee. We’ll be meeting in Clinton Square for a short rally and then marching through Downtown Syracuse.
Community and religious leaders and residents of the Greater Syracuse area
October 17, 2020, at 1 PM
Clinton Square, 161 W Genessee Street,
Syracuse, NY 13202
Women’s March Syracuse
Jessica Bumpus, Greater Syracuse Democratic Club
Colleen Gibbons, Democratic Women of Onondaga County
Christine Wood, Uplift Syracuse