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Women’s March on Steamboat Springs planned for Jan. 19

Participants in the 2018 Women’s March rally on the Routt County Courthouse lawn. (Photo by Matt Stensland)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Organizers are planning to hold the 2019 Women’s March on Steamboat Springs on the same day as the national Women’s March in Washington, D.C. — Saturday, Jan. 19.

Marchers will gather at 10 a.m. near Bud Werner Memorial Library and march south along Lincoln Avenue to Third Street. The march will then reverse and end at the lawn of the historic Routt County Courthouse.

The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the courthouse lawn and highlight this year’s theme — a celebration of 100 years since the U.S. Senate approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote.

Speakers for the program include Talaya Thomas, musician Hayley Berg and Shannon Lukens, who was asked to emcee the event.

If you go

What: Women’s March on Steamboat Springs

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19

Where: Begins on lawn next to Bud Werner Memorial Library and proceeds toward Third Street

It also will commemorate and acknowledge the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which broke down legal barriers for African Americans, so they could exercise their right to vote.

The Women’s March is open to women and all people who are supportive of women. Local efforts are being led by the Routt County Democratic Party.

Attendees can RSVP to attend the march and learn more on the event’s Facebook page, Women’s March on Steamboat Springs.

As of Thursday, about 150 people indicated their plans to join the local march.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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