-More than 10,000 people march in Seneca Falls in January 2017. Photo by Greg Cotterill
Last January, a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, an estimated 10,000 people flocked to Seneca Falls for a women’s march and rally. Another march and rally will be held tomorrow.
March organizer and Hobart and William Smith Professor Betty Bayer says if there is a government shutdown, the march will still go on.
The 2018 march and rally is called “per-Sisters for Women’s Equality,” it will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
Speakers now include Lt. Governor Cathy Hochul and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.
Organizers of the event have created a Facebook page to track the number of people who plan on attending. So far 29-hundred say they will attend, another 89-hundred say they are “interested.”
Last year so many people attended it caused back ups on the New York State Thruway at Exit 41.
Seneca Falls Police say the marchers will leave the park on Fall Street at 11:10 a.m., then turn north onto State Street, east onto South Park Street, south onto Cayuga Street, and finally turn west back down Fall Street and down Water Street. It will wrap-up at the Seneca Falls Community Center. In all, the ceremony itself is expected to go from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m.
For more information on the Women March in Seneca Falls, visit the event page on Facebook.