WLP’s Carol Tracy to Speak at the Women’s March on Philadelphia

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On Saturday January 21, thousands of people are taking to the streets of Philadelphia to participate in the Women’s March on Philadelphia. Participants will gather at 10AM on Logan Circle, then march toward Eakins Oval, where a rally will take place in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We are pleased to announce that Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy is scheduled to speak at the rally at approximately 1:30PM.

“I’ve been fighting for women’s rights since the early 1970s, and I have not ever seen a wellspring of grassroots activism like what we’re seeing with the 616 sister marches taking place all over the world this weekend,” said Tracy. “We’ve made a lot of progress since I started out, but women still are not equal citizens in society. Right now what’s most urgent is protecting the rights we’ve already earned. Rights take a long time to gain, but can be quickly lost. It’s crucial that we channel all this outrage into productive, sustainable and organized advocacy.”

As a proud state-based organization with a long track record of national impact, we believe it’s important that we think globally, but resist locally. Read more about why we’re marching in Philadelphia instead of heading to Washington, DC.

At least nine related marches and events are happening all over Pennsylvania on Saturday. In addition to the Women’s March on Philadelphia, events are planned in Pittsburgh, Erie, Lancaster, Lewisburg, Doylestown, Sharon, Beaver and Harrisburg.

To request an interview with Carol Tracy, contact Tara Murtha at tmurtha@womenslawproject.org.

You are invited to march in Philadelphia with the Women’s Law Project. Meet us at Sister Cities Park at 9:45AM. Sister Cities Park is the grassy park situated on 18th Street between Race Street and Vine Street, across from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul. If you plan to join us, please email Tara Murtha at tmurtha@womenslawproject.org.

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The Women’s Law Project is the only public interest law center in Pennsylvania devoted to advancing the rights of women and girls.

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