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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Women To March Next Saturday In Bradford's Veterans Square

A women’s march will be held at Veteran’s Square in Bradford on Jan. 19 to coincide with the National march in Washington, D.C., and sister marches across the country.

Organized by a group of women from McKean County, spearheaded by Harriet Nevil of Eldred, the event hopes to raise consciousness of issues that affect all women — such as, equal pay for equal work, reproductive health issues, and sexual harassment in the workplace.

“We have traveled to other marches in nearby cities for such events and felt it was time we gave women the right to march in their own community,” Nevil said in a recent interview.

She invited women from McKean and nearby counties to attend — Elk, Cameron, Potter, Warren and Cattaraugus County, N.Y. And, of course, men are also welcome to join the women in what Nevil hopes will become an annual event.

She anticipated a peaceful gathering with people marching around Veterans Square.

Nevil said her goal in holding the march is to give the group a forum to network and support each other on women’s issues such as female reproductive health, sexual violence and workplace harassment.

One of her major concerns, she added, is equal pay for equal work.

As a nurse, she has worked many years with CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) whose entry level starting pay has been roughly $10 an hour — a rate that has remained unchanged for at least 10 years.

“That’s hard work and women’s work,” she said.

Other important concerns for women, she said, are creating a safe environment for kids and college sexual assault.

Women’s marches have been held in the nation’s capital since the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the country in 2017. Women at that event made news by wearing pink knitted hats that resembled a cat — “pussy hats” — that were in evidence by the thousand.

The first year, Nevil and her husband Kevin attended a march in Erie. Last year, most women’s marches were held in sister cities including Buffalo, N.Y., where Nevil and her husband, along with a small group of McKean County residents marched with 5,000 men, women and children.


Anonymous said...

Every place I have ever worked had a women as a supervisor. Sound not so equall to me. And their qas harassment from them too the men.

Unknown said...

Lots of hrs jobs in this area pay low and haven’t changed for a long time. This has nothing to do with your sex but the local economy.

Anonymous said...

But the women's march in Wahington, DC isin't about these issues. It is being held for the March for Life. The march for the unborn who have been and are being aborted. Here's the info on the true reason the women are gathering:
On January 18, 2019 we will gather in Washington, D.C., our nation's capital, to speak out against the greatest injustice of our time, abortion. Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion-on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion.

Anonymous said...

Great opportunity to go check out some chicks!

Anonymous said...

Who wants to be know as "pink pussy" hats? How about something less sexual and more dignified?

Anonymous said...

It's about choice, and not yours to decide. It should be the woman's choice or the couples choice if married.

Unknown said...

What about the babies choice.