Since January, 2017, Idyllwild Indivisible has participated in nationwide marches and vigils. On Saturday, Sept. 21, a We the People March will take place at 4 p.m. at “Harmony,” the town monument. This peaceful assembly is one of numerous We the People marches being held in more than 60 cities across the country with 100,000 people expected to attend the Washington, D.C. march. The march is meant to bring attention to the current status quo that is a threat to democracy and values.
The national We the People March is a grassroots effort spearheaded by activist and author Amy Siskind, president of The New Agenda. The march is co-sponsored by concerned citizens and activists from across the country.
“So many of us worked for two years ahead of the midterms, to take a majority and put a check in place and finally have accountability. That hasn’t happened. So many Americans are concerned with losing our democracy and values. We are marching to be seen and heard, and to remind our elected officials that they work for us!” said Siskind.
In addition to planning the D.C. event, local activists have organized solidarity marches across the nation and the globe with more marches being added.
Many Idyllwild residents and visitors recognize the importance of being engaged in the challenges our country is facing. Join together to take a stand to protect the environment, prevent gun violence, provide affordable healthcare, and participate in the democratic process. To learn more about the solidarity marches, visit www.wethepeoplemarch2019.org.
The We the People March will be a day of equity and inclusion that reflects our commitment to peaceful assembly to achieve our mission.