Women continue local march for equality
On the one year anniversary of the original women's march, hundreds of activists made a statement on the boardwalk in Ocean City Sunday. While women have made many strides in the last year, the march continues.
Personal reasons for marching ranged from perceived treatment of women by federally elected officials to the challenge of motivating more local women to take part in the political process.
The rally and march's end goal was to encourage any and all women to get involved, and even run for office themselves.
"There are a lot of DACA students on the eastern shore, and immigrants and children who are in the CHIP program," say event organizer Joan Roache. "Women's health issues, the immigration issue, the environment, and we really want to push to get people to run for office."
The first female mayor of Cambridge, Victoria Jackson-Stanley, was there to deliver a powerful lecture on the importance of standing up for fellow women.
"There are women like me who were reluctant to get involved with the community, but women in my background also said 'Vicky we support you. You can do this. Only you can win or only you can lose, but you've got to do it…' If they want to do it, there are people behind them that will support their many efforts."
Ocean City was not the only place on the Delmarva peninsula taking action, women were out marching in Lewes Sunday, as well.