Activists have arranged buses from the Valley to the Women's March on Washington, set for January 21, the day after the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. More than 100,000 people have said on Facebook that they will march. Men are welcome to attend.
One in three women in the United States will be sexually assaulted at some point during their lives. On March 1 at 4 p.m. in Amherst there will be a rally against rape, Zoë Talkin told the Valley Post. She is an organizer of the event, which will be outside the UMass Student Union building.
According to the event's Facebook page, 527 people were planning to attend as of February 23:
When will the first woman be elected president? Experts say a good way to make that happen soon is to elect more female governors and members of Congress. On October 25 former New Hampshire senate majority leader Maggie Hassan www.MaggieHassan.com announced she is running for governor. She is a Democrat and a lawyer. The election is about a year from now.
photo of Maggie Hassan from www.MaggieHassan.com
A recent incident on a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus has set off a surge of advocacy efforts in support of the right of mothers to breastfeed in public places. On June 16, a PVTA driver asked a woman to stop nursing her baby daughter. When she refused, he insisted that she, the baby, and her 7-year-old son get off the bus.