Despite forecast, thousands expected for Women’s March on Montpelier

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Former Vermont state Rep. Kiah Morris, who resigned her seat last year after being racially harrassed online and at her Bennington home, will be among the speakers at Saturday’s Women’s March on Montpelier.

The march is scheduled for 10 am to noon Saturday, which means particpants should  miss the heavy snowfall expected this weekend. Organizers say they will provide free bus transportation to the march site — one from Rutland and one from Burlington. 

Brenda Churchill of the LGBTQIA Alliance is also scheduled to speak, and singer-songwriter Patti Casey will perform.

Mackenzie Murdoch, youth organizer for the 2019 march, said this year’s speakers are special. 

“These presenters bring different voices to activism and social change work,” she said. 

Murdoch says participants can contribute household items, such new bath towels, packaged bedding and $5-$25 gift card, to support domestic violence and emergency shelter programs. 

Items can be dropped off from 9 am – 1:30 pm at the Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier. 

For more information on the event and about the Women’s March Vermont, visit their website or Facebook page. 

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