The Women’s March galvanized millions around the world to rise up and speak out. Mainers will celebrate the one-year anniversary on Jan 20 at events in Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor, and Gouldsboro, and Brunswick and on Jan 21 in Portland and Kingfield. Can’t make one of these events? Host your own Women’s March House Party or participate in the online Disability March.
Groups across Maine are planning marches and events in Augusta, Bangor, Gouldsboro, and Bar Harbor to mark the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, a movement that drew between 3.5 million and 5 million people in cities around the world to rally for women’s rights. Reported to be the largest protest in U.S. history, the Women’s March gave rise to thousands of progressive activist groups in Maine and around the country, five of which are organizing this year’s anniversary events in Maine Jan. 20-21, 2018. Join one near you, and follow along at #WomensMarchME2018! Can’t attend one of these events? Host your own Women’s March House Party or participate in the online Disability March.
Saturday, January 20
Maine Women’s March 2.0: Power to the Polls, organized by March Forth Maine, begins at 11 am at the Maine State House in Augusta.
The Mid & Northern Maine Women’s March, organized by the Maine Common Good Coalition, also begins at 11 am at Pierce Memorial Park in Bangor.
Indivisible MDI will hold Power to the Polls at noon at the Village Green in Bar Harbor.
In addition to co-sponsoring the Augusta march, Brunswick Area Indivisible will hold an event at 11 am at the Brunswick Gazebo on the Mall.
The Gouldsboro Women’s March 2.0, organized by Acadia Action, will begin at 4 pm in front of the Gouldsboro Town Office.
Sunday, January 21
The Women’s March on Kingfield begins at 2 pm at 256 Maine Street in Kingfield.
The Women’s March-Maine First Anniversary Celebration, organized by Women’s March on Washington-Maine and March Forth, will begin at 3 pm at Space Gallery in Portland. This event requires advance registration.
To find Women’s March events in other states, http://www.powertothepolls.com/anniversary.html.