The Women’s March 2.0 will be held in Omak on Saturday (Jan. 20), one year after millions of people around the world marched following the inauguration of Donald Trump. Carpools will be leaving from the Winthrop Barn in Winthrop and the Community Center in Twisp at 10 a.m. to help transport people to the march in Omak.
The march begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Omak Civic League Park. After the march, there will be opportunities to help register Okanogan County residents to vote.
A sign-making event for Methow Valley residents is planned for Wednesday (Jan. 17) from 5–7 p.m. at the Education Station on the TwispWorks campus in Twisp. People can join organizers in making signs to carry during the march.
Like last year, the march is intended to bring attention to issues such as health care, immigration, women’s rights, civil rights, environmental protection, public lands and voting rights. More than 800 people marched through Twisp last year, a turnout that drew national media attention. Organizers said they hope to draw at least as many people to the Omak march. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.