Women’s March planned Jan. 19 in Fredonia

On Jan. 19, the #WomensWave is coming to Chautauqua County.

The Women’s March of Chautauqua County is among the third annual women’s marches to be held nationwide in 2019. In the wake of the 2018 midterms that propelled an unprecedented wave of women to Congress, the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Women’s Action Group, along with the Fredonia Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Chautauqua, announce a Women’s March of Chautauqua County, in Fredonia, in coordination with sister marches in cities and communities across the globe. The march in Fredonia is one of hundreds happening nationwide on January 19, 2019, commemorating the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

“On January 19, people from around the country will unite in Washington, D.C., to make their voices heard,” said Janey Wagner, a spokesperson for The Women’s March of Chautauqua County. “We’ve been organizing locally to advocate for the policies that matter to us, and impact women’s lives, and we’re flooding the streets in solidarity with our sisters in D.C. to remind the country that Chautauqua County resists.”

Two years after the historic 2017 Women’s March that was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, women, femmes, and allies will march in towns, cities and communities from Fredonia to Seattle as part of a nationwide #WomensWave.

“The 2017 Women’s March galvanized this country and birthed a new wave of the women’s rights movement,” said Wagner. “That wave is taking to the streets, here in Chautauqua County and nationwide.”

The Fredonia event begins at 10 a.m. at the Barker Common Gazebo. For more information on the Chautauqua County Women’s March and sister marches around the country, visit www.womensmarch.com.