PLAINFIELD, NJ — The non-partisan League of Women Voters of New Jersey, along with local chapters across the state, are hosting RBG's Legacy Rally on Saturday, October 17, as a part of the national Women's March 2020. A local rally will be held at the duCret School of Art, and will feature strong, diverse voices from across the State advocating for gender justice, racial justice and economic justice.
According to a press release from the League of Women Voters of New Jersey: "We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women — including Black women, Indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Jewish women, Muslim women, Latinx women, Asian and Pacific Islander women, lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women — are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments."
Nancy Hedinger, President of LWVNJ, applauds the rally, noting that, “The League of Women Voters is opposed to the rush to replace Justice Ginsburg, a fearless trailblazer and fierce defender of women’s rights and civil rights. We join the march to honor her legacy and draw attention to her commitment to social justice for all.”
Established in 1920, the local League of Women Voters of Plainfield is one of the oldest active leagues in the United States. The group educates local residents with non-partisan information on candidates and ballot issues through voter guides, candidate forums, and town meetings. The Plainfield Public Library's Local History Department maintains historical data on the League from 1920 to 1981.
The duCret School of Art is located at 1030 Central Avenue in Plainfield. Saturday's event begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held on the broad grounds of the school where those in attendance can safely organize in 6-foot marked off areas. Participants must wear masks and maintain social distance. Parking is available.
For more information and updates on participating organizations and speakers for Saturday's event, visit the League's Facebook page.
For more information on the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, visit their website.
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