Originally Published: January 21, 2017 6 a.m.
I am a life-long Republican who did not vote for Donald Trump. In the wee hours of Nov. 9, when it was becoming apparent that he would win the Electoral College, but not the popular vote, I saw a post from an individual suggesting we women meet up in Washington, D.C., on the day after the inauguration to show our solidarity with all those “categories” of people whom Mr. Trump had maligned during his campaign. That was the seed that has grown into marches all over this country and this world.
Various groups and organizations have joined the marches but I can assure you, George Soros and Planned Parenthood are not organizers nor major contributors. In fact, many of us are using this opportunity to contribute large sums to Planned Parenthood and many other groups who have a similar concern to protect “liberty and justice for all.”
Proudly, I will be joining the Washington, D.C. Women’s March on Saturday. I will be carrying the Arizona flag and wearing a sweatshirt that states “Arizona Stands with All Women.” To those who will be marching in Prescott, I stand with you, too!