Second annual Women's March happening this weekend

In Eugene, marchers will take to the streets on Saturday for the Women's March.

Posted: Jan 19, 2018 7:45 AM
Updated: Jan 19, 2018 3:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore – Women’s groups across the United States are preparing for the second annual Women’s March. This is a nationwide movement that began following the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January 2016.

Marchers will take to the streets in Eugene at 1p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the federal courthouse, 405 E. Eighth Avenue, and make their way to Whirled Pies downtown.

Lane Transit District will detour some routes in order to accommodate the Women’s March in Eugene. The routes affected will include Route 1, 12, 13, 40, 51, 52, 66, 67 and 95, with 13 stops along these routes not being served by LTD buses. 

Options for how to use the bus along these routes is available on the LTD website at www.LTD.org. Riders should expect some delays in the downtown area around the march and plan their trips accordingly. For more information regarding these detours or closed bus stops, visit the LTD website or follow service alerts on Twitter, @LaneTransit.

More than 20 groups are signed up to participate in the march, including Indivisible Eugene. U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio is also participating.

Rally organizers hope for another successful march. “There was a lot of anger and resistance last year about what had happened with the election and I think over the years, many people, including myself, have gone more from anger and resistance to peace and persistence,” said marcher Karen Meyers.

Lane Transit District will detour some routes in order to accommodate the Women’s March in Eugene. The routes affected will include Route 1, 12, 13, 40, 51, 52, 66, 67 and 95, with 13 stops along these routes not being served by LTD buses.

Options for how to use the bus along these routes is available on the LTD website at www.LTD.org. Riders should expect some delays in the downtown area around the march and plan their trips accordingly. For more information regarding these detours or closed bus stops, visit the LTD website or follow service alerts on Twitter, @LaneTransit.

Downtown Corvallis will host another Women’s March called, “Still We Rise.” A group called the Corvallis Changemakers organized the event and joined forces with the National Organization for Women. The focus of this year’s march is women’s rights. The rally starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in Central Park.

The 2018 National Women’s March is Sunday, Jan. 21 and will be held in Las Vegas.

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