Third annual women’s march in Friday Harbor on Jan. 19 | Letter

In the wake of the 2018 midterms that propelled an unprecedented wave of women to Congress, there will be a Women’s March in Friday Harbor in coordination with sister marches in cities and communities across the globe. The march in Friday Harbor is one of over 219 happening nationwide on Jan. 19, commemorating the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

The 2017 Women’s March was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history and inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the current administration, two years of training new activists and two years of building power. We’re still here!

On Jan. 19, people from around the country will unite in Washington, D.C., to make their voices heard. Women’s March harnesses the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.

The 2019 Women’s March in San Juan County will begin at noon by gathering on the courthouse lawn in Friday Harbor, at the corner of Second and Court Streets. Confirmed speakers will include community organizer and author Rhea Miller, Lopez Island, who served as San Juan County commissioner for over 10 years; and community leader and mom, Linnea Anderson, San Juan Island. The march through town will follow.

The march is for all of San Juan County; everyone is welcome.

For more information, see the Facebook event page “Women’s March 2019 San Juan County, WA.”

For more information on Women’s Marches around the country, visit

Nancy DeVaux

San Juan Island