Womens March planned for Downtown Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md.- A Women’s March organized by Indivisible Worcester and the Democratic Women’s Club is slated to take place October 2nd in Downtown Salisbury.
The “Rally For Our Rights: Eastern Shore Women Won’t Go Back” rally will address concerns over the controversial Texas abortion law that makes abortion illegal after six weeks, a time at which many women are not even aware they are pregnant. Organizers for the event Jared Michael Schablein of the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus and Rosie Bean of Flips Feminists Liberals Independents and Progressives told 47ABC the rally is meant to provide a local option for people on Delmarva to have their voices heard without having to travel outside their community.
“We want to bring people in from the local community, we want them to be empowered so they don’t have to go anywhere far from home to be active in their own little communities and we want to bring people out from all walks of life to get involved and stand up for our rights and say we are not going to take this anymore,” Bean said.
Bean told 47ABC the rally will also highlight local issues on Delmarva, including barriers trans-men and women, as well as people of color, face in receiving reproductive rights and healthcare treatment. Bean told 47ABC that they wanted to have a rally to highlight issues that people of color and LGBTQIA people face in terms of having the same quality of healthcare, as part of the larger conversation on healthcare. They said many trans people can have issues receiving contraceptives due to a discrepancy in their assigned gender at birth and their presenting gender, creating issues with insurance coverage and healthcare providers.
The march is set to begin at 11 AM on October 2nd in downtown Salisbury.