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Thousands fill downtown Portland for Womxn's March and Rally

March 2, 2019
In The News

About 2,000 people filled downtown Portland for the 2019 Womxn's March and Rally for Action on Sunday.

The theme of the march is to educate, engage and empower women to fight for positive change and equality. Two years ago, when President Donald Trump first took office, this event brought an estimated 100,000 people to Portland. A far smaller march took place in 2018 and this year, about 2,000 people came together.

The event may be smaller in scope but it was no less powerful for those in attendance. Oregon congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici was among several speakers who encouraged people to get more involved in their community.

"It's important to be here today at the women's march to send a message that it makes a difference to have women around the table," Bonamici said at Sunday's rally. "We want and need more women to run for Congress and for elected offices here in Oregon and across the country."

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