More than 60 people braved torrential rain Saturday and took to the streets in Brookings — and at least double that in Port Orford — as part of the third annual Women’s March.
The first march — which drew millions of people worldwide — was held after reality-show star Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, and has expanded from a protest march to encompass concerns of women and men throughout the nation.
Those concerns were exemplified in the signs the marchers bore, which included statements about global warming, affordable housing, LGBTQ rights, health care costs, and support for the 127 women who were elected to Congress last November.
“Everybody was fired up,” said Teresa Lawson, who helped coordinate the event. “Attendance was down, but it was pouring down rain. It would’ve been great to have tons more, but 68 people in the rain? People are passionate and they are engaged. I think it went fine.”
Indivisible North Curry County hosted the event in Port Orford, followed by a speech by Shannon Souza, who unsuccessfully ran for state House District 1 last fall. She lives in Allegany, east of Coos Bay.