National Organization for Women (NOW)

For Immediate Release

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Emily Imhoff, press@now.org(951) 547-1241

“If We Don’t Stand Up For Our Rights, Donald Trump and his Right-Wing Allies Will Take Them Away From Us. We Must Get Out The Vote!”

NOW President Toni Van Pelt To Address Women’s March On Washington

WASHINGTON - National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt will be among the speakers on Saturday, January 20, Women’s March on Washington 2018.

Women and allies will once again take to the streets of the nation’s capital to make a powerful statement to the current administration and the rest of the world. In a follow-up to the largest demonstration in U.S. history, people from across the country will meet at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 11a.m., for a rally followed by a march on the White House.

“This year’s elections are crucial—they will either signal a turnaround in Donald Trump’s ability to perpetuate his racist, sexist and intolerant agenda, or another two years of more of the same,” says Toni Van Pelt. “We know that women can determine the outcome in close elections. We need to build excitement and enthusiasm right now for a massive get out the vote campaign in November.”

Sponsored by March Forward Virginia, the Women’s March on Washington 2018 is part of the national Women’s March organization state-level network. Anniversary sister marches are being planned throughout the country.

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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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