Protesters gather on the National Mall in Washington. the first women’s March Jan. 21, 2017.
Organizers of the women’s March-rally scheduled for Northern California have canceled in the next month, the event, saying that they were concerned that the participants would have been “predominantly white.”
In a press release of the organizers for the March in Eureka – about 270 miles North of San Francisco, said on Friday that the “decision was made after many discussions between the local social-change organizers and supporters of the March.”
“Up to this point, the participants were predominantly white, missing the representation from different perspectives, in our community,” the press release continued.
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According to Census Bureau data from July, Humboldt County, where Eureka is the county seat, and 74 percent of non-Hispanic white.
“I was shocked, to be honest,” Amy Sawyer Long-the Washington Times told. “I want to understand a diverse group. However, we do not live in a predominantly white area … not to mention how it is advantageous to terminate? No matter the race, still people want your voice to be heard.”
“I want to understand a diverse group. However, we do not live in a predominantly white area … not to mention how it is advantageous to terminate? No matter the race, still people want your voice to be heard.”
— Amy Sawyer Long
The rally, which was scheduled for Jan. 19, would have thought the third anniversary of the original women-March, was held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Trump took office.
The group said it is exploring the relocation of the rally to March, on the occasion of the International women’s day.
The women March movement is marked by complaints from some black and Latina women have concerns that their input will often be overlooked or neglected, the New York Times reported.
The cancellation of the March in California follows a previous one in Chicago.
Women of the March organizers in this city, cited high costs and limited volunteer hours as reasons for nixing the annual rally, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“There’s not a March, it is not a rally,” said Sara Kurensky, women March Chicago board member. “We offer opportunities for people to organize and take action in their local communities.”
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Meanwhile, the women’s March national leadership in the face of allegations of anti-Semitism, because of the ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
In a speech in February, Farrakhan praised a women’s March co-President Tamika Mallory, and explains, “the powerful Jews are my enemies.”
Leader of the women-March Inc. you have come under control, for not condemning Farrakhan, the rhetoric quickly enough. The Nation of Islam as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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The beginning of this month, one of the Washington state Chapter of the women’s March sparked in protest because of the national group, the connections to anti-Semitism.
Demonstrations and rallies are planned for Jan. 19 in Washington, DC, and dozens of other cities, nationally and internationally.