State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) will be speaking at the 5th Annual Women’s March in Cleveland this Saturday, Jan. 23. This will be a peaceful demonstration in support of women and women’s rights in Ohio and across the country.
“In 2017, women took to the streets in cities across our nation for the first annual Women’s March. I am honored to participate in this year’s march,” said State Representative Brent.
“While the Women’s March originated as a protest of the blatantly sexist and anti-women agenda set forth by the Trump Administration, it is also about standing up for women’s rights and equality. That doesn’t change just because the president does. As we look towards the future, I hope to see the new administration tackle the issues facing women in Ohio and our country with bold, aggressive action.
“Women have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Black women and women of color even more so. We are marching and fighting for reproductive justice and abortion access, to protect Roe v. Wade, to prevent maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rates, to enact equal pay for equal work, to eliminate the gender wage gap, to protect survivors of domestic violence, to repeal the ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill, to expand voting rights, to guarantee paid family and medical leave, to increase the minimum wage to a living wage, and so many others. It’s time for change.”
This event begins at 1 p.m. at Market Square, W 25th St. at Lorain Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. All those participating are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.