WESTFIELD, NJ — A march in Westfield Saturday is one of six planned throughout the state in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. planned that day. According to organizers, the marches are meant to "send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights
.”Originally planned to begin at Lord & Taylor, the march will now begin at the south side of the Westfield train station at 11 a.m. Many of the marchers are coming from other towns, and participants are encouraged to arrive via train on the Raritan Valley Line or carpool.
More than 616 ‘sister marches’ planned to occur that day, according to the Women’s March, with at least one sister march planned in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and in 57 countries on six continents. Based on online RSVP estimates, it said, participation for the sister marches could surpass 1 million.
Westfield’s march is one of six planned in New Jersey. Others will take place in Asbury Park, Mount Laurel, Pompton Plains, Trenton and Wyckoff.