National Women's Movement Makes Way To WatertownPosted: Updated:
A national movement the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump makes its way to Watertown.
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church hosted a "sister rally" Saturday afternoon to support the women's march in Washington D-C and others in cities worldwide.
"We're not the sore losers," Democrat Assemblywoman Addie Jenne said. "The sore losers are ones who want to relitigate all the progress we've made."
More than two hundred packed the church to support rights for women, immigrants and LGBT people. While it was a nonpartisan rally, many said they're frustrated and concerned about the new president's policies on issues like education and health care.
SOT Tess Barker, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the North Country said, "This country has elected a man who openly hates women and people of color and immigrants and LGBTQ individuals and Muslims and who has openly admitted to sexually assaulting women."
Those at the rally said they will hold the Trump administration accountable for protecting the rights of all Americans.
Terri Joyce, physician's assistant from Potsdam said, "I think that the Affordable Care Act has really made a big difference in a lot of people's lives. It needs a lot of fixing, but there's so much good about it."
April Murphy, from Lowville said, "Someone here spoke about saving the rivers and I'm concerned about the regulations that are going to be pulled with this administration affecting our environment."
Making their voices heard as a new president takes office.