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Women's March fills Hudson town square and Warren Street

Jan 22, 2018 1:15 am

Parry Teasdale is reporting for The Columbia Paper that over two thousand people in Hudson joined others around the country January 20, to participate in the second annual Women's March, an action in support of Planned Parenthood, equal pay, equal rights for women and the end of sexual harassment, and calling on women to seek elected office. A Hudson Police Department supervisor estimated the number of marchers to be between 2,000 to 2,500. The event was organized by Indivisible 19 NY, Planned Parenthood, and Basilica Hudson. Participants were addressed by 10 speakers, including state Assembly member Didi Barrett, Jabin Ahmed, founder of Hudson Muslim Youth, newly elected Columbia County coroner Cricket Coleman, Greenport Town Supervisor Kathy Eldridge and Operation Unite Director Elena Mosley. After the speeches concluded, marchers, led by a brass band, proceeded down Warren Street to Basilica Hudson, where volunteers registered people to vote and offered refreshments. Approximately 3,500 RSVP'd online for a similar rally in Albany on Saturday and more than 200,000 protesters marched in New York City. The Daily Freeman reported that hundreds of people also marched in Woodstock on Jan. 20. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.

Dan Udell recorded the march and uploaded it to the udellcommunityaction channel at youtube.com on January 22 (1:09:30).

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