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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Women rally against Trump at Plainfield march


Marchers nearing Netherwood Station


Banner along South Avenue drew honks from passersby.


The march also had a hashtag.


First Lady Amelia Mapp emceed the rally.


Speakers included African American Muslim
Faheemah El-Amin.


Flor Gonzalez of the Latin American Coalition.


Anna Booker shared her 90-plus years of experience.


Longtime Plainfield resident Lisa Hetfield also spoke.


One of the protest signs skewered Trump with a photograph.


Saturday was a gorgeous day to hold a march and rally, and that's just what a diverse group of Plainfield women did.

The "Women Against Trump" march drew upwards of seventy-five area women, men and young people to protest the hateful rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The group assembled at Netherwood Station. Led by police, they marched from there eastward on Seventh Street to Terrill Road and returned to Netherwood for a spirited rally.

Area media were notified and the Ledger (see here) and News12 (see here) sent reporters and photographers. Attendees were able to purchase commemorative T-shirts.

Kudos to the ad hoc committee that pulled the event together: Alexis Moloney, Jen Gregory, Amelia Mapp, Faheemah El-Amin, Flor Gonzalez, Ellen Livingstone, and Linda McLeod.

Congratulations to all on a job well-done.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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