2017-01-26 / Around Town

They Marched in D.C.


“I am super energized,” said Aida Neary (left) of Newport after the march. Neary is pictured with her friends Amanda Minor and Erin Binx in Washington D.C. “I had already started a Newport chapter of Indivisible before the march, but now I have renewed energy for it. Because if we don't follow through with legislative action, then the movement will fizzle.” “I am super energized,” said Aida Neary (left) of Newport after the march. Neary is pictured with her friends Amanda Minor and Erin Binx in Washington D.C. “I had already started a Newport chapter of Indivisible before the march, but now I have renewed energy for it. Because if we don't follow through with legislative action, then the movement will fizzle.” Concerned with proposed policies during the presidential election that impact women and families, dozens of Aquidneck Islanders traveled to the nations capital the day after the presidential inauguration to participate in the Women's March on Washington D.C. The demonstration, which attracted a massive crowd that overwhelmed miles of the city, was the largest in American history. Some words Newporters used to describe the mood at the event were joyful, uplifting exhilarating and hopeful. Back home in Providence, many local leaders joined thousands in a sister march, which was one of 600 that took place across the country. –Olga Enger



Newport Councilor Jamie Bova standing with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who marched with the Rhode Island group in D.C. Newport Councilor Jamie Bova standing with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who marched with the Rhode Island group in D.C.

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