Decorah, Iowa – As the “Women’s March on Washington” happens in the nation’s capitol Saturday, similar events are planned in cities around the county. A Facebook page for a “Women’s March Iowa” indicates the event will begin at 10 a.m. at the statehouse. Shirley Vermace is organizing a Women’s March in Decorah.
The “Women’s March” movement began on Facebook after Donald Trump’s election in November. Organizers say their top issues are equal pay for women and defending Planned Parenthood. Buses have been organized to shuttle women from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines for the Women’s March at the statehouse. Vermace, the organizer of a similar event in Decorah, says she did it to give a voice to women who can’t make the trip to events in cities like Des Moines or Minneapolis.
According to the website set up by organizers of the March in Washington, there are “sister” marches planned Saturday in Dubuque, Harpers Ferry and Iowa City as well as Decorah and Des Moines. Click here to be taken to the organization’s website.