On Saturday, January 21st, 2017, people all over the world participated in the Women’s March for America, and between 135,000-175,000 participated locally on the Boston Common. Employees of WCI – Work, Community, Independence were proud to be part of those on the Boston Common, marching in support of the rights of persons with disabilities.
The crowd on hand during the packed march carried signs in support of women’s rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, religious rights, rights for people with disabilities, affordable and accessible healthcare, along with many other causes. “We believe that equal means equal and that’s true in the workplace, it’s true in marriage, it’s true every place,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who addressed those assembled in the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd. Also on hand was Olivia Richard of the Massachusetts chapter of ADAPT, who also spoke in support of Disability Rights.
“It was an exhilarating feeling to be part of democracy in action at the Boston Women’s March,” said Judy Nichols, WCI’s Human Resources Manager. “The diversity and size of the crowd were inspiring and it was a sea of pink hats. Thank you, Ann Marie Shafer, for providing me with mine.”